Sherman Alexie Recommends

patchett.jpg Sherman Alexie suggests Ann Patchett’s Truth And Beauty, a memoir of her passionate friendship with Lucy Grealy. “I read it on an airplane from DC to Seattle,” Alexie says, “and sat weeping in my seat. I’m sure that in this age of terrorism an ambiguously ethnic guy weeping in a plane was terrifying to nearby passengers. It’s an amazing book about friendship – love through fragility and craziness.”

alexie.jpg Sherman Alexie is the author of the novels Reservation Blues and Indian Killer, and of the short story collections The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, The Toughest Indian in the World, and most recently, Ten Little Indians.

If you’d like to recommend an underappreciated book for this series, please send mail to llalami at yahoo dot com.

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