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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Review (of sorts)

Have you read this?

If you have, how would you describe it?

Because I don’t have words.

After reading this beautifully poignant memoir about loss and grief, forgiveness and family, I feel that any praise that I could give Sherman Alexie’s work would be grossly inadequate.   587 more words

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson

A free verse, leftist poet I admire—
Sherman Alexie, part-time Indian—
Expressed a maybe-tongue-in-cheek desire
To see you as an action heroine.
I’d like to see that, too. 70 more words

100 short stories:: story 77

story: Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest 

author: Sherman Alexie

year: 2017

where: Vietnam, Majestic Hotel Saigon

note: reading so widely these days

a line: “She remembered reading once that Cleopatra had lived closer in time to the building of the first Pizza Hut than to the building of the Great Pyramid of Giza.”

100 Days 100 Short Stories Read Day One

Memoirs are supposed to be surprising, but few are as revealing as Sherman Alexie's

Sherman Alexie has developed an exemplary career as a writer. This month, he’s the author of You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir (Little Brown), an often touching and sometimes funny account of his life as an American Indian and his difficult relationship with his mother. 846 more words


What I Read - June 2017

This felt like kind of a strange reading month for me. I started off by reading Alexie’s memoir and Verghese’ back-to-back, while also working my way through Chesterton’s autobiography. 147 more words

Book Reviews


“Black Elk,” watercolor painting by kayti sweetland rasmussen

“Eulogy” by Sherman Alexie

My mother was a dictionary,

She was one of the last fluent speakers of our tribal language. 121 more words