Indigenous Tales: A Pulitzer

2017-07-25T11:31:37+00:00

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

Indigenous Tales: A Pulitzer 2017-07-25T11:31:37+00:00

In My Reading Log

2015-06-08T14:39:17+00:00

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

In My Reading Log 2015-06-08T14:39:17+00:00

January 2015, In My Bookbag

2017-07-24T15:26:10+00:00

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

January 2015, In My Bookbag 2017-07-24T15:26:10+00:00

Sweet and Swedish

2014-07-11T16:03:23+00:00

1961; Dell Publishing, 1975 Maria Gripe's trilogy is just charming. Josephine chooses her own name because the name Anna Grå is too big for her, like a pair of shoes that she needs to grow into. She is six years old. Her blue sweater is getting too small but

Sweet and Swedish 2014-07-11T16:03:23+00:00

Mary Norton’s Poor Stainless (1966)

2014-03-14T19:41:52+00:00

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

Mary Norton’s Poor Stainless (1966) 2014-03-14T19:41:52+00:00