“I’ve always admired Ellen Forney’s humor and honesty, but Marbles is a major leap forward. It’s a hilarious memoir about mental illness, yes, but it’s also an incisive study of what it means to be human and how we ache to become better humans. Amazing stuff.”—Sherman Alexie, Pacific Northwest Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Buy Marbles from a NW bookstore at IndieBound.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
“If you ever get a chance to see Sherman Alexie in person, do it. He is the most amazing speaker: smart, funny, smart, opinionated, smart, provocative—did I mention smart??? But if you can’t see him in person, for goodness sakes read his books. (By the way, the Multnomah County Library system picked two of Alexie’s …
It’s the 30th anniversary for Banned Books Week this week—time to celebrate your favorite banned and challenged books. At Chapter One Book Store in Hamilton, MT, they’re discounting a different banned book each day this week. Today it’s Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which was the fifth most challenged book of 2011, according …
Any author would consider selling his soul to have someone write a song based on his book. We gotta wonder what Sherman Alexie paid for this one. Incredibly charming, even if a little truncated. Now we can’t wait to see the musical!!
The American Library Association’s Banned Books Week is September 24 through October 1, and they’ve got a neat way for anyone, anywhere to participate this year—what they’re calling a virtual read-out. All you have to do is film yourself reading from your favorite banned book and post it on this YouTube channel. The booksellers at …
There’s no real news hook to this post—just a link to a cool new website from one of our favorite NW authors. If you’re a Sherman Alexie fan, you’ll want to go here to learn what Alexie is reading (Wendy Videlock, Lydia Davis, Zachary Schomburg) and thinking (about gay marriage in New York, his forthcoming book …