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His mother’s son

Last night I took the T into Harvard Square to see Sherman Alexie read from his new memoir, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me… 573 more words


Five Star Friday War Dances by Sherman Alexie

While waiting for Sherman Alexie’s newest title, my Five Star Friday recommendation is War Dances, the 2010 winner of the Pen/Faulkner Award for fiction.  While we have many titles of of his to choose from (see below), this collection of short stories, poems, and short works is one of my favorites. 1,430 more words

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Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest TNYF

Title: Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest
Author: Sherman Alexie
Issue: 5 and 12, 2017

A sweet story about the hardships of being a motel maid, how most people are merely passing through our lives, and retirement. 160 more words

The New Yorker Fiction Review

Jesse WildShoe died last night and today was the funeral and usually there’s a wake but none of us had the patience or energy to mourn for days so we buried Jesse right away and dug the hole deep because Jesse could fancydance like God had touched his feet.

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

“Junior is a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian reservation. Born with a variety of medical problems, he is picked on by everyone but his best friend. 185 more words

Book Review: You Don't Have to Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

If you’ve read Sherman Alexie’s work before, particularly The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (which I reviewed here) then you likely know a bit of Alexie’s story already. 403 more words

Book Reviews

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

Sherman Alexie’s mother, Lillian, died in 2015 at the age of 78. His relationship with her was always complicated, as was his grief over her death. 636 more words