An Intense Flight

After reading, discussing and generally obsessing over The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, I decided to see what other Sherman Alexie gems my local library might have.  His 2007 book Flight was the very first book in the paperback section.  The cover’s primary colors and the story’s first sentence—“Call me Zits.”—suggested that this […]

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Bringing History Home

“How can you criticize our history? You did the same thing in America to the Indians.” I was on the Perth subway with several classmates two days after arriving in Australia. In a casual conversation with the stranger, a classmate had explained that we were spending time with members of the Noongar tribe in Western […]

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