Book Preview: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie This is probably the funniest book in my entire collection. I’ve read it upwards of six times, and found that (on the sixth reading) that the audio (read by Alexie) makes the story even funnier, just because of the nuance in phrasing and emphasis. … More Book Preview: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

>Words by Heart

>Lena wants nothing more than her father’s love. She tries to get it by winning a scripture recitation contest. She tries to get it by giving up her daily schooling to help provide for her family. She doesn’t, until the end, realize that she’s had it all along. With his love, Lena’s father tries to … More >Words by Heart

The Chosen: Book Two

At the beginning of this section of the book, the narrator’s father describes the origin of Hasidim. It originated with a guy who walked through the woods and meditated on ideas. He came back, enlightened and taught the people. A cross between Jesus and Buddha. I think Rufus got it right when he said that … More The Chosen: Book Two