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  • Details about There There: A Novel

    There There: A Novel

    Tommy Orange

    "This is a novel about what it means to inhabit a land both yours and stolen from you, to simultaneously contend with the weight of belonging and unbelonging. There is an organic power to this book--a revelatory, controlled chaos. Tommy Orange writes the way a storm makes landfall." --Omar El Akkad, author of American War Tommy Orange's "groundbreaking, extraordinary" ( The New York Times ) There There is the "brilliant, propulsive" ( People Magazine ) story of twelve unforgettable characters, ……more

  • Details about Picture Maker

    Picture Maker

    Penina K. Spinka

    Captured by the fierce Algonquin, Picture Maker, a talented artist with the ability to create drawings that prophecy the future, escapes her captors and seeks refuge, first with the peace-loving Naskapi and then with the Inuit, in whose company she encounters a Norse hunter who could hold the key to the mystery of her birth, in a vivid saga of fourteenth-century North America.…more

  • Details about Three Day Road

    Three Day Road

    Joseph Boyden

    Set in Canada and the battlefields of France and Belgium, Three-Day Road is a mesmerizing novel told through the eyes of Niska?a Canadian Oji-Cree woman living off the land who is the last of a line of healers and diviners?and her nephew Xavier.At the urging of his friend Elijah, a Cree boy raised in reserve schools, Xavier joins the war effort. Shipped off to Europe when they are nineteen, the boys are marginalized from the Canadian soldiers not only by their native appearance but also by the f……more

  • Details about The Grass Dancer

    The Grass Dancer

    Susan Power

    On a Sioux reservation in North Dakota potent forces converge today, asthey have for centuries. Ancestral ghosts make their presence known among the living.Dreams inspire journeys, both literal and physical. The dying are summoned to a councilfire "five steps beyond the edge of the universe." And, through it all, good medicine andbad magic nudge the intricate twists of fate. Such is the setting for Susan Power's debut novel, The Grass Dancer, itselfa remarkable journey through many times and man……more

  • Details about The Beet Queen

    The Beet Queen

    Louise Erdrich

    From award-winning, New York Times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes this vibrant tale of abandonment and sexual obsession, jealousy, and unstinting love. On a spring morning in 1932, young Karl and Mary Adare arrive by boxcar in Argus, North Dakota. After being orphaned in a most peculiar way, Mary seeks refuge in the butcher shop of their aunt and her husband, while Karl gets back on the train. So begins an exhilarating forty-year saga brimming with colorful, unforgettable characters: o……more

  • Details about The Marrow Thieves

    The Marrow Thieves

    Cherie Dimaline

    Shortlisted for 2018 CBC Canada Reads Winner of 2017 Governor General's Literary Award (Young People's Literature - Text) Winner of 2017 Kirkus Prize Nominated for 2018 Forest of Reading - White Pine Awards A Globe and Mail Best Book Shortlisted for the Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Children's Book Award Shortlisted for the Indigenous Literature Award Longlisted for the Sunburst Award Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The……more

  • Details about A yellow raft in blue water

    A yellow raft in blue water

    Michael Dorris.

    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.…more

  • Details about Heart Berries: A Memoir

    Heart Berries: A Memoir

    Terese Marie Mailhot; Sherman Alexie (Introduction by); Joan Naviyuk Kane (Afterword by)

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Selected by Emma Watson as the Our Shared Shelf Book Club Pick for March/April 2018 A New York Times Editor's Choice Finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award for English-Language Nonfiction A Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection "A sledgehammer. . . . Her experiments with structure and language . . . are in the service of trying to find new ways to think about the past, trauma, repetition and reconciliation, which might be a way of saying……more