As far as just a story, I enjoyed this but didn't love it. However, Ojibwe fiction by an Ojibwe author is quite interesting just for the glimpse it offers into modern reservation life. I also found it interesting that the story was told, believably, from the perspective of an adolescent boy. Erdrich is quite a good writer; her words are perfectly chosen so that nothing gets in the way of the story - nothing unnecessary, nothing repetitive, just exactly what's required. It's likely I will read more of this author. (Adult Fiction) REQUEST.
Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century
by Christian Caryl Submitted by Lynn M.
The author of Strange Rebels ties together several major upheavals of 1979, on the surface unconnected, and suggests that they represent a dramatic shift in the 20th century zeitgeist, a counterrevolution of conservative forces leading directly to the end of the Cold War, the disintegration of the USSR, and the rise of Islamic extremism - as well as the triumph in Western nations of largely unregulated free-market capitalism over more progressive social and economic policies. Whether you see these changes as positive or negative, his premise goes a long way towards explaining how we came to be where we now are. (Adult Non-Fiction) REQUEST.