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Black Silk Handkerchief: A Hom-Astubby Mystery
by D. L. Birchfield Details
A hard-luck Oklahoma Choctaw lawyer, Hom-Astubby, decides that doing things on Indian time just isn't compatible with practicing law. When he tries his hand at becoming an outdoor photographer instead, Hom-Astubby finds himself being driven nearly crazy by a curious problem he never expected to encounter--having constant good luck.
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Deception on All Accounts
by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe Details
Sadie Walela, a banker in northeastern Oklahoma who is thrust into the role of amateur sleuth after a spate of branch robberies leaves several colleagues dead and her career in critical condition.
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Sadie Walela
Father Meme
by Gerald Robert Vizenor Details
A modern fable of wicked priests, sin, sacrifice, and survivance is told to a visiting lawyer and cultural historian from France, a bygone association of the Fur Trade and the Anishinaabe, or Chippewa, Indians of the Great Lakes.
Monkey Beach
by Eden Robinson Details
Lisamarie Hill is a terror. She'll run out of an evacuating car to get a better view of a tidal wave. She'll drag you unconscious to a deserted island with nothing but cigarettes, marshmallows, and the need to get you talking. Whatever her age, she'll ask awkward questions.
Perma Red
by Debra Magpie Earling Details
In this beautiful first novel, set on the Flathead Reservation of Montana in the 1940s, Earling traces the youth and young adulthood of Louise White Elk and the men who try to win her heart and soul. A red-headed, mixed-blood temptress, Louise always has a man or two, none of whom is any good for her.
by Susan Power Details
Power continues to explore her Native American heritage in this short story collection, a poignant, evocative follow-up to her PEN/Hemingway Award-winning first book, "The Grass Dancer."
Shadow Tag
by Louise Erdrich Details
Chronciles the emotional war between Irene America, a beautiful, introspective woman of Native American ancestry, struggling to finish her dissertation while raising three children, and her husband Gil, a painter whose reputation is built on a series of now iconic portraits of Irene.
The Reason for Crows: a Story of Kateri Tekakwitha
by Diane Glancy Details
lancy exquisitely imagines the feverish inner life of a remarkable historical figure, Kateri Tekakwitha (1656–80), who is currently being canonized by the Catholic Church.
War Dances
by Sherman Alexie Details
From National Book Award–winner Alexie comes a new collection of stories, poems, question and answer sequences, and hybrids of all three and beyond. In a penetrating voice that mixes humor with anger, Alexie pointedly asks, If it is true that children pay for the sins of their fathers, then is it also true that fathers pay for the sins of their children?
Updated 10/03/2011
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