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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie

Back in the early 1990’s (that long, really?), my wife and I were gathering information about different missions in several different places. One of the places we explored was Kykotsmovi, which is located in the Hopi Reservation in northeastern Arizona. 771 more words

Fiction

Episode 113: Sarah Grieve!

Episode 113 of The Drunken Odyssey, your favorite podcast about creative writing and literature, is available on iTunes, or right click here to download. 49 more words

Episode

Book Review: The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

I have a love/hate relationship with Sherman Alexie. I adore him because of the talent he possesses. I cringe when I pick up any of his writings because I know I’m about to get punched in the gut.  595 more words

Reading

DORKY AND PROUD

I’m a dork. There’s no other way to say it.

I met Sherman Alexie at the 2014 AWP Writer’s Conference in Seattle, and he called me a dork because I was freaking out just standing next to him. 624 more words

Musings/Writing

Another Book Banned in Another High School

I’m putting together a blog post for our store blog. In the process of refreshing my knowledge of tactics and examples where book banning has been exposed for the misguided action that it is, I ran across your link to “report book censorship.” 938 more words

Books

Sherman Alexie on poverty

I really enjoyed reading The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian a few weeks ago.

…we reservation Indians don’t get to realize our dreams. We don’t get those chances.

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Poverty

Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (Spoiler - Free)

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian tells a story that instantly engulfs the reader in a series boiling, turbulent emotion. As the story progresses and the characters develop, the reader gets a better sense of the type of torture that some people endure on a daily basis. 691 more words

Book Reviews