The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Ten

Prison Writings: My Life Is My Sun Dance by Leonard Peltier U.S. Prisoner #89673-132 I had heard the story of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian incarcerated for the murder of two FBI agents. I had seen the documentary by Robert Redford, Incident at Oglala, that chronicled that story. I had seen the fictionalized version of the story in the movie, Thunderheart. A little more than … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Ten

10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 9

“Preso Sin Nombre, Celda Sin Numero” (Prisoner without a Name, Cell without a Number). Jacobo Timerman (recuerdos de mi hermano, Oscar Luis Spraggon) I have close ties to America do Sud, especially in Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. I am quite aware also of the hardships that every country on the continent has endured due to outside intervention (which fed the madness of the crazyloucos that … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days Challenge, Day 9

The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (Published in 1993) This is the first book of fiction written by a Native American that I ever read and it was a mind-opening experience! I had read about Indians and their (our) history, but reading a collection of short stories set in the present day surprised the daylights out of me. I had … Continue reading The Ten Meaningful Books Challenge: Day Eight

10 Books in 10 Days, Day 8

“A Confederacy of Dunces”, by the late John Kennedy Toole. This is one of my favorite books and is one that breaks my heart. Much has been made of Mr. Toole’s suicide at the initial failure to get the book published, and his mother’s 11 year quest to finally get the book published, and regarded as a masterpiece of North American Fiction. The book’s title … Continue reading 10 Books in 10 Days, Day 8