People of the Whale: A Novel by award-winning Chickasaw wrier offers readers a story about a Vietnam veteran who returns home after the war to find that all has changed. The hero, Thomas W. Just, was raised in a northern Pacific Coast village where his grandfather was a man with great spirital powers. Forced by peer pressure Thomas enlists and finds himself in a wartorn country and far from family and his childhood sweetheart. Thomas has a son with his wife Ruth and also a daughter with a Vietnamese woman.
NOT AVAILABLE The Pale Indian is the second novel by Robert Arthur Alexie, a Teetl'it Gwich'in (People of the Head Waters), who was born and raised in Fort McPherson in Canada's Northwest Territories. His first book was Porcupines and China Dolls. In 1972, John Daniel, an eleven-year-old Blue Indian from Aberdeen in Canada's Northwest Territories, and his six-year-old sister, Eva, were brought to live with a white couple in Alberta, having been removed from their parents by the Powers that Be. John promised he'd never go back. But in October 1984, at twenty-two, he broke that promise.
Me Sexy: An Exploration of Native Sex and Sexuality, compiled and edited by Drew Hayden Taylor, contains thirteen essays that explore the topic of Aboriginal sexuality, identity, and erotica. Contributors include Tomson Highway, Lee Maracle, Gregory Scofield, Makka Kleist, and Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm. The many highlights include Lee Maracle's creation story, Salish style; Tomson Highway explaining why Cree is the sexiest of all languages; Marius P.
Where the Blood Mixes: A Play by N'lakap'mux playwright Kevin Loring received the 2009 Governor General's Award for English Drama. This five character play focuses on the character of Floyd and his possible reconciliation and reconnection with his adult daughter. Floyd's alcoholism covers his painful memories of residential school. He struggles to find the courage to meet his daughter who was taken years ago by social services and placed with an urban foster family. Loring states that the play explores themes of life, death and renewal. Mature themes and coarse language.
The Glass Lodge is a slim volume of poems by Mistawasis Cree writer John McDonald. Writing about his experiences as a street kid in Prince Albert and Calgary, McDonald offers readers a frank and honest look at life through the lens of an Aboriginal man who has experienced pain, addiction, love, identity issues, racism, and hope. His journey is heartfelt and compelling. The work contains mature themes and language. This book is selected as a recommended title in the 2009 First Nations Libraries Community Reads program.
Wyrwood: The Way of Thorn and Thunder, Book Two is a fantasy novel by Cherokee author Daniel Heath Justice. In this second book of his trilogy, Daniel Heath Justice continues the story of an amazingly complex world with characters and histories worthy of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Kynship: The Way of Thorn and Thunder, Book One is a fantasy novel by Cherokee author Daniel Heath Justice. In this first book of his trilogy, Daniel Heath Justice creates an amazingly complex world with characters and histories worthy of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. This book is selected as a recommended title in the 2009 First Nations Libraries Community Reads program.
Through Black Spruce is Joseph Boyden's second novel set in Moose Factory, Toronto, Montreal, and Manhattan. A haunting novel of love, identity, and loss-from the internationally acclaimed author of Three Day Road Beautifully written and startlingly original, Through Black Spruce takes the considerable talents of Canadian novelist Joseph Boyden to new and exciting heights.