He was the first native American novelist to focus on the plights of the contemporary Native American.
The supporting materials in the back of the paperback edition of N. Scott Momaday’s House Made of Dawn (1966) do a fine job of explaining the unique importance of the work culturally, within the broader context of postwar American fiction. […]
At the beginning of March, I was determined to keep my nose in a stack of backlisted books. Books like these are the kind that to keep my focus on my own shelves in this reading year.
Chad Pelley’s Every Little Thing (2013) “Every day, every hour, really, it was a new name and a new […]
Isn’t there something satisfying about beginning to read someone’s published diaries in a January, when those diaries begin in some other long-ago January?
Dawn Powell’s diaries have been on my shelves for more than a decade but suddenly, in this January, I felt compelled to begin reading them.
It sat beside other diaries (including Sylvia Plath’s and […]
Mary Norton’s Poor Stainless (1966)
Also included in the Odyssey Classic edition of The Borrowers Aloft (originally published in 1961 and republished in 1998) is the short tale, Poor Stainless.
This was originally published as a separate volume in 1966, presented as a tale that Homily tells Arrietty, something that happened when Homily was a girl.