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.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

  • Filename: the-absolutely-true-diary-of-a-part-time-indian.
  • ISBN: 9781448188567
  • Release Date: 2016-09-15
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Random House

An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.

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.

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.


  • 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.

Coyote Blue

  • Filename: coyote-blue.
  • ISBN: 1439191484
  • Release Date: 2009-12-15
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Christopher Moore
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

From master of subversive humor Christopher Moore comes a quirky, irreverent novel of love, myth, metaphysics, outlaw biking, angst, and outrageous redemption. As a boy, he was Samson Hunts Alone—until a deadly misunderstanding with the law forced him to flee the Crow reservation at age fifteen. Today he is Samuel Hunter, a successful Santa Barbara insurance salesman with a Mercedes, a condo, and a hollow, invented life. Then one day, destiny offers him the dangerous gift of love—in the exquisite form of Calliope Kincaid—and a curse in the unheralded appearance of an ancient god by the name of Coyote. Coyote, the trickster, has arrived to reawaken the mystical storyteller within Sam...and to seriously screw up his existence in the process.

Black Cherry Blues

  • Filename: black-cherry-blues.
  • ISBN: 9780316204095
  • Release Date: 2011-12-15
  • Number of pages: 300
  • Author: James Lee Burke
  • Publisher: Hachette UK

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.

Ten Little Indians

  • Filename: ten-little-indians.
  • ISBN: 9781480457201
  • Release Date: 2013-10-15
  • Number of pages: 244
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist: A “stellar collection” of stories about navigating life off the reservation, filled with laughter and heartbreak (People). In these lyrical, affectionate tales from the author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, characters navigate the crossroads of culture, battle stereotypes, and find themselves through everything from politics to basketball. Richard, the narrator of “Lawyer’s League,” grows up in Seattle, the son of “an African American giant who played defensive end for the University of Washington Huskies” and “a petite Spokane Indian ballerina.” A woman is caught in a restaurant when a suicide bomb goes off in “Can I Get a Witness.” And Estelle Walks Above (née Estelle Miller), studies her way off the Spokane Indian Reservation and goes on to both enjoy and resent the company of the white women of Seattle—who see her as a shamanic genius, and look to her for guidance on everything from sex and fashion to spirituality. These and the other “warm, revealing, invitingly roundabout stories” in Ten Little Indians run the gamut from earthy wit to sobering emotional truth, mapping the outer reaches of the human heart (The New York Times Book Review). From a New York Times–bestselling and National Book Award–winning author, these tales, “rambunctious and exuberant, bristle with an edgy and mordant humor” (Chicago Tribune). This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

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.

War Dances

  • Filename: war-dances.
  • ISBN: 0802119190
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 209
  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Grove Press

The National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Story of a Part-Time Indian offers a new collection of short stories, including the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.

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.

Native American Literatures

  • Filename: native-american-literatures.
  • ISBN: 0826415989
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 315
  • Author: Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist
  • Publisher: A&C Black

Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in Native American Literatures include: N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Linda Hogan, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Louis Owens, Thomas King, Michael Dorris, Simon Ortiz, Cater Revard and Daine Glancy>

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