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Native American Books by Native American Authors

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.

Ado Ration

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Poetry. "But not trusting something/ not seen/ to be there when needed/ the Indian drew both legs both eyes/ so the brave would have them/ not leaving to chance/ what he could see/ how he could be assured" ("Ledger Book Drawing"). (ADO)RATION is one of two new books of poetry by Diane Glancy from Chax Press.

The Shadow's Horse

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

There is a saying in Native American tradition that "wholeness is when the shadow of the rider and his horse are one." Although we usually focus our attention on what seems most real, Diane Glancy shows us that the shadow of our past has substance as well. The Shadow's Horse is a new collection of poems in which Glancy walks the margin between her white and Indian heritage.

The Man Who Heard the Land

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In this haunting novel by celebrated Native American author Diane Glancy, an unnamed man driving a lonely Minnesota highway hears the voice of the land--but he can't make out what it has said. The man is a professor who teaches a 'Literature and the Environment' course, but he soon realises that there is much he must still learn about the land, his past, and his home state.

The Relief of America

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Diane Glancy's eye and ear for the details of land and language make this poetry collection a powerful and important work about modern America. In The Relief of America, Glancy marries impressive wordplay with great emotional range, articulating the edge between two disparate cultures and the challenges of attempting to live in both.

Monkey Secret

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

This thoroughly original volume collects three short stories and a powerful novella by the Cherokee-German-English poet and prose writer Diane Glancy. Glancy's tales of Native American life explore that essential American territory, the border-between: between past and present, between native and immigrant cultures, between self and society.

Designs of the Night Sky (Native Storiers: A Series of American Narratives)

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In this innovative novel, a librarian of Cherokee ancestry rekindles and reinvents her Native identity by discovering the rhythm and spark of traditionally told stories in the most unusual places in the modern world. Ada Ronner, a librarian at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, hears books speak and senses their restless flow as they circulate.

Fuller Man: A Novel

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Set in rural Missouri, Fuller Man is narrated by Hadley Williges, the youngest of Bill and Ann's three children. Ann's family are devout Christians, so when Ann marries Bill, a nonbeliever, Ann's sister Mary predicts trouble. Indeed, bitter fights erupt when Bill, a reporter for the Kansas City Chronicle, goes off chasing stories for the newspaper.

Asylum in the Grasslands

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

Poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, and author of more than thirty books, Diane Glancy has established herself as one of the country's most versatile and prolific writers.

Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea

Artist - Author: 
Diane Glancy

In Stone Heart, Diane Glancy grippingly retells the story of American legend Sacajawea, the young Shoshoni woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the West. Presented in Sacajawea’s voice in the form of a diary, the book makes moving and illuminating fiction out of a famed piece of history that has long been masked by myth.