Books by Sherman Alexie

BLASPHEMY by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2012

"Whether recent or from his earliest period, these pieces show Alexie at his best: as an interpreter and observer, always funny if sometimes angry, and someone, as a cop says of one of his characters, who doesn't "fit the profile of the neighborhood.""
Sterling collection of short stories by Alexie (Ten Little Indians, 2003, etc.), a master of the form. Read full book review >
WAR DANCES by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 2009

"The author's considerable talent is only intermittently in evidence here."
From prolific Alexie (Face, 2009, etc.), a collection of stories, poems and short works that defy categorization. Read full book review >
THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN by Sherman Alexie
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2007

Alexie nimbly blends sharp wit with unapologetic emotion in his first foray into young-adult literature. Read full book review >

TEN LITTLE INDIANS by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2003

"Comedy, pathos, heartfelt characterizations, and agendas transformed into thoughtful narratives: Alexie's strongest book in years."
Alienation, second-class citizenship, and revivifying pride in family and heritage—these are the recurring themes in the popular author's third collection (The Toughest Indian in the World, 2000, etc.). Read full book review >
ONE STICK SONG by Sherman Alexie
Released: Sept. 5, 2000

Distinguishing poems from prose in this mixed-genre collection is simple: the poems feature line breaks and copious repetition. Read full book review >

THE TOUGHEST INDIAN IN THE WORLD by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2000

"Alexie knows he's contemporary literature's "Indian du jour" (a phrase he has often used), and isn't quite sure how he feels about it. That ambivalence gives his writing a salutary charge of energy, making him one of our most challenging, interesting, and promising young writers."
A mixed-bag collection of nine stories from the popular American (Spokane Coeur d'Alene) Indian author of such breakthrough successes as The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993) and Reservation Blues (1995). Read full book review >
INDIAN KILLER by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1996

A terrific second novel by the talented young Native American author whose highly praised fiction (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, 1993; Reservation Blues, 1995) has already moved him on to the short list of the country's best young writers. It's a rich, panoramic portrayal of contemporary Seattle that uses the form of the mystery to tell some uncomfortable home truths about Indian-white relations, and indeed racism in all its forms. Read full book review >

RESERVATION BLUES by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 1995

With the same brilliant mix of dark humor, sorrow, and cultural awareness that distinguished The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993), Alexie's first novel tells the bittersweet story of an all-Indian blues and rock-and-roll band. Thomas Builds-the-Fire is the Spokane Reservation's resident storyteller, but everyone there ignores him. Read full book review >

THE LONE RANGER AND TONTO FISTFIGHT IN HEAVEN by Sherman Alexie
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

With wrenching pain and wry humor, the talented Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian—and previously a small-press author (The Business of Fancydancing, a collection of poetry and prose— not reviewed—etc.)—presents contemporary life on the Spokane Indian Reservation through 22 linked stories. Here, people treat each other (and life) with amused tolerance—although anger can easily erupt in this environment of endemic alcoholism and despair. Read full book review >