Leslie Marmon Silko's sublime Ceremony is almost universally considered one of the finest novels ever written by an American Indian. It is the poetic, dreamlike tale of Tayo, a mixed-blood Laguna Pueblo and veteran of World War II. Tormented by shell shock and haunted by memories of his cousin who died in the war, Tayo struggles on his impoverished reservation. After turning to alcohol to ease his pain, he strives for a better understanding of who he is.
©1977 Leslie Marmon Silko (P)2008 Recorded Books
From New York Times best-selling author Corinne Michaels comes the final poignant standalone love story in the Arrowood Brothers Series. Hollywood taught me everything I know about relationships - except how to be in one. As an actor, I became an expert at faking it. Faking that I wasn't affected by my childhood. Faking that I was okay. Faking that I knew how to save the day, the girl, the whole damn world. But I've always known the truth - Im no one's hero. Until Im forced to move back to Sugarloaf for six months, and Brenna Allen offers me a chance to prove otherwise. Shes everything I never knew I wanted, but can't have. Her broken heart, perfect face, and adorable children turn my world upside down. Instead of preparing for my next leading role, Im directing a middle school play. All to make her smile. The more time I spend here, the more I want to stay. Build a life in this town that I swore Id leave - for her. But when the world comes crashing down around us, Im forced to decide if staying for her is the right choice or if leaving is better for the woman I love.
©2020 Corinne Michaels (P)2020 Corinne Michaels
Leslie Marmon Silko established herself as the finest prose writer of her generation (Larry McMurtry) with her debut novel Ceremony, one of the most acclaimed works of the 20th century. Of mixed Laguna Pueblo, Cherokee, Mexican, and white heritage, Silko brings a unique perspective to her powerful works. In this deeply personal and spiritual book, she combines memoirs, traditional storytelling, and ruminations on the natural world.
©2011 Leslie Marmon Silko (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC