Reservation Blues

  • Filename: reservation-blues.
  • ISBN: 9781480457171
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 306
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie’s brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock ’n’ roll, and redemption Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter. It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom. In Reservation Blues, National Book Award winner Alexie vaults with ease from comedy to tragedy and back in a tour-de-force outing powered by a collision of cultures: Delta blues and Indian rock. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

Understanding Sherman Alexie

  • Filename: understanding-sherman-alexie.
  • ISBN: 1570035717
  • Release Date: 2005-01-01
  • Number of pages: 211
  • Author: Daniel Grassian
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Offers a chronological examination of the work of the Native American novelist, poet, filmmaker, and short story writer.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

  • Filename: the-lone-ranger-and-tonto-fistfight-in-heaven.
  • ISBN: 9781480457164
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

Sherman Alexie’s darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie’s debut collection—an instant classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where “Survival = Anger x Imagination,” where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth. We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all. The basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune noted, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the American Indian what Richard Wright’s Native Son was for the black American in 1940.” The collection received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. This ebook edition features a new prologue from the author, as well as an illustrated biography and rare photos from Sherman Alexie’s personal collection.

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s Reservation Blues

  • Filename: a-study-guide-for-sherman-alexie-s-reservation-blues.
  • ISBN: 9781410356550
  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Number of pages: 27
  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "Reservation Blues," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Indian Killer

  • Filename: indian-killer.
  • ISBN: 9781480457195
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 420
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

A gritty, smart thriller from a literary superstar A killer has Seattle on edge. The serial murderer has been dubbed “the Indian Killer” because he scalps his victims and adorns their bodies with owl feathers. As the city consumes itself in a nightmare frenzy of racial tension, a possible suspect emerges: John Smith. An Indian raised by whites, John is lost between cultures. He fights for a sense of belonging that may never be his—but has his alienation made him angry enough to kill? Alexie traces John Smith’s rage with scathing wit and masterly suspense. In the electrifying Indian Killer, a national bestseller and New York Times Notable Book, Sherman Alexie delivers both a scintillating thriller and a searing parable of race, identity, and violence. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.


  • Filename: flight.
  • ISBN: 9781480457218
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 182
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, the tale of a troubled boy’s trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old “Zits” has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he’s felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he’s never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian tracker, and a modern-day airplane pilot. When Zits finally returns to his own body, “he begins to understand what it means to be the hero, the villain and the victim. . . . Mr. Alexie succeeds yet again with his ability to pierce to the heart of matters, leaving this reader with tears in her eyes” (The New York Times Book Review). Sherman Alexie’s acclaimed novels have turned a spotlight on the unique experiences of modern-day Native Americans, and here, the New York Times–bestselling author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian takes a bold new turn, combining magical realism with his singular humor and insight. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Sherman Alexie including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Toughest Indian in the World

  • Filename: the-toughest-indian-in-the-world.
  • ISBN: 0802138004
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Grove Press

A collection of stories about young Native Americans introduces a cast of characters who live and love in two worlds, balancing their Indian heritage and traditions against the realities of the modern world.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

  • Filename: the-absolutely-true-diary-of-a-part-time-indian.
  • ISBN: 9780316219303
  • Release Date: 2012-01-10
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, and four-color interior art throughout, this edition is perfect for fans and collectors alike.

Black Cherry Blues

  • Filename: black-cherry-blues.
  • ISBN: 9780316204095
  • Release Date: 2011-12-15
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: James Lee Burke
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books

Dave Robicheaux was once a Louisiana homicide cop. Now he's trying to start a new life, opening up a fishing business and caring for his adopted girl, Alafair. Compared to Louisiana, Robicheaux thought Montana would be safe--until two Native American activists suddenly go missing. When Robicheaux begins investigating, he is led into the dark world of the Mafia and oil companies. At the same time, someone from his past comes back to haunt him. Someone who was responsible for Robicheaux's flight from New Orleans--someone who brutally murdered his wife--and now is after young Alafair ... Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Novel, BLACK CHERRY BLUES spans from the mystical streets of New Orleans to the endless mountains of Montana, and ranks among James Lee Burke's finest work--an enduring classic , darkly beautiful and thrilling.

Flaming Iguanas

  • Filename: flaming-iguanas.
  • ISBN: 9780684853680
  • Release Date: 1998-11-17
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Erika Lopez
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Follows the wild path of Tomato Rodriguez as she makes her way across the country via motorcycle in an effort to visit as many post offices as possible

A Yellow Raft in Blue Water

  • Filename: a-yellow-raft-in-blue-water.
  • ISBN: 0312421850
  • Release Date: 2003-03-05
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Michael Dorris
  • Publisher: Macmillan

Moving backward in time, Dorris's critically acclaimed debut novel is a lyrical saga of three generations of Native American women beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets.

Bone Game

  • Filename: bone-game.
  • ISBN: 0806128410
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 243
  • Author: Louis Owens
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

Cole McCurtain, a professor of Indian Studies at Santa Cruz, investigates a series of murders with a connection to ecological diasaster

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-american-indian-literature.
  • ISBN: 9781438120874
  • Release Date: 2009-01-01
  • Number of pages: 479
  • Author: Jennifer McClinton-Temple
  • Publisher: Infobase Publishing

American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. This encyclopedia features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date. --publisher description.

Blue Angel

  • Filename: blue-angel.
  • ISBN: 9780061864902
  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Number of pages: 344
  • Author: Francine Prose
  • Publisher: Harper Collins

It has been years since Swenson, a professor in a New England creative writing program, has published a novel. It's been even longer since any of his students have shown promise. Enter Angela Argo, a pierced, tattooed student with a rare talent for writing. Angela is just the thing Swenson needs. And, better yet, she wants his help. But, as we all know, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. . . . Deliciously risqué, Blue Angel is a withering take on today's academic mores and a scathing tale that vividly shows what can happen when academic politics collides with political correctness.


  • Filename: blasphemy.
  • ISBN: 9781921942969
  • Release Date: 2012-09-26
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Scribe Publications

Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed books, from The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven to the PEN/Faulkner Award–winning War Dances, have established him as a star in modern literature. In Blasphemy, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents. Half of the stories here are beloved classics, including ‘What You Pawn I Will Redeem’, ‘This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona’, ‘The Toughest Indian in the World’, and ‘War Dances’. The other half are brand-new stories, fresh and quintessentially Alexie, about donkey basketball leagues, lethal wind turbines, the reservation, marriage, and all species of contemporary American warriors. An indispensable collection for devoted fans and first-time readers alike, Blasphemy reminds us, on every thrilling page, why Sherman Alexie is one of America’s greatest contemporary writers and a true master of the short story.

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