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A “summer read” for July, is The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian, by Seattle author Sherman Alexie. If you heard Coleen Echohawk speak at a recent Sunday service, you’ll recall Jennifer Conway’s dramatic reading of Sherman Alexie’s picture book, Thunder Boy.
“Young Adults and adults alike have much to gain from reading this heartfelt coming of age novel, set in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation and based on Alexie’s own youth. Excelling at academics and basketball at a mostly-white high school off the reservation brings the protagonist’s view of the miseries and comforts of his own family and tribe into sharp relief, while dead-on humor and a supreme sense of irony-two of Alexie’s strong suits as a writer-elevate the whole into a masterpiece of fiction and cultural commentary. Ages 12 & up.” 229 pages. Little, Brown, 2007. Paperback $15.99. -Eagleharborbooks.com
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