Recommended by Lynne Lawrence 7/14/2017 Although it’s no surprise that the U.S. government hasn’t always treated Native Americans as it should, this meticulously researched book has many other revelations that are guaranteed to take you aback. For instance, did you know that the Osage Indians in Oklahoma were the richest people in the world in the 1920s? Although a succession
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caret-down caret-up caret-left caret-right Experience Sherman Alexie Lynn M. Piotrowicz, Director Alexie uses few words to describe with poignancy the plight of the contemporary Indian (and I use that descriptor because he does even though it is now no longer politically correct terminology). His stories are rife with broken people: alcoholism, violence, diseases, and mental health issues infiltrate the reservation.
Reading Suggestions for You! – “Lincoln in the Bardo” Recommended by Joshua Colby6/7/2017The novel boasts a host of characters, each with their own distinct vernacular, and each with their own story to tell — stories that all come together to paint a picture of the precariousness of life during the civil war, as well as the tragedy of familial loss. There
As reviewed by Penny Petkiewicz 5/31/17 With Russia being a focus of our attention recently, I decided to investigate what life in Russia was like to get a better understanding of the people and their culture that are so much in our news headlines. The library has a wonderful memoir by Elena Gorokhova entitled A Mountain of Crumbs. Elena,