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The West Pole

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In this group of essays and autobiographical pieces, poet and novelist Glancy (e.g., Pushing the Bear, LJ 7/96) writes about things that are familiar to her. Some of the pieces here are short essays, and three were previously published book reviews. In journal-like style, she speaks about her life as a writer with a Native American and English/German background. She recounts several journeys by automobile across Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas and includes glimpses of her failed marriage and her struggle to become a professional woman in her own right. Glancy has a gift for language, but though she effectively explores painful subjects such as desolation and mixed heritages, she seems to stop writing before she has exhausted a subject. One wishes for longer and fuller essays, but this book can still be enjoyed by all readers.?From Library Journal - Vicki Leslie Toy Smith, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
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history / politics
Native American