Sherman Alexie Recommends

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.”

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.