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|Rez life [sound recording] : [an Indian's journey through reservation life] |
by Treuer, David.
I judged this book by its cover, I was wrong, and I still won. The book would have been good enough if it had described modern life on a northern Minnesota Indian reservation, but the author reaches further. David Treuer helped me to see Indian (a term which he prefers to "Native American") history through new eyes. Into the great span of European settlement and into current, local issues such as fishing and casinos, he weaves the story of his family and the Dakota people. posted Oct 7, 2013 at 5:41PM
|The space between us [sound recording] : a novel |
by Umrigar, Thrity N.
Why should you read about poverty and class conflict in a distant country? Isn't your life difficult enough? Here are three reasons: 1) You are a rebel who harbors subversive ideas like gratitude and forgiveness. 2) You want to hear the song that the Afghan balloon man sings. 3) You want to complete the author's reflection on the memory of pain and pleasure, which she leaves hanging for you like a drop of water on the tip of the faucet. Drink up! posted Oct 7, 2013 at 5:36PM