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    • You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

    • A Memoir
    • By: Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,275
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,172

    When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: He wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems and 78 essays, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine - growing up dirt poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • True connection

    • By Tom on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $29.65

    • Heart Berries

    • A Memoir
    • By: Terese Marie Mailhot, Sherman Alexie, Joan Naviyuk Kane
    • Narrated by: Rainy Fields
    • Length: 3 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76

    Having survived a profoundly dysfunctional upbringing only to find herself hospitalized and facing a dual diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar II disorder; Terese Marie Mailhot is given a notebook and begins to write her way out of trauma. The triumphant result is Heart Berries, a memorial for Mailhot's mother, a social worker and activist who had a thing for prisoners; a story of reconciliation with her father - an abusive drunk and a brilliant artist - who was murdered under mysterious circumstances; and an elegy on how difficult it is to love someone while dragging the long shadows of shame.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark, Poetic, Gripping

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-03-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Flight

    • By: Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated by: Adam Beach
    • Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,288
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,096

    Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy - "Zits" - who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thank you Mr. Alexie

    • By Christine Walker on 09-12-15

    Regular price: $13.96

    • War Dances

    • By: Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
    • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 247
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 206
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    As a 41-year-old man confronts his own mortality in this collection's title story, he recalls his Spokane Indian father's chilling death from alcoholism and diabetes. Another tale features an eccentric salesman pursuing a married woman from airport to airport. And then there's the film editor who sees nothing wrong with altering footage to fit preconceived views - until he becomes the target of media distortion.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Incredible talent

    • By Kim on 07-01-13

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Selected Shorts: New American Stories

    • By: Aleksandar Hemon, Jhumpa Lahiri, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and others
    • Narrated by: Boyd Gaines, Rita Wolf, Condola Rashad, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 59 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    New American Stories presents diverse stories of contemporary American life and dreams lost and found, by four of the best young contemporary writers - Jhumpa Lahiri, Sherman Alexie, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and Aleksandar Hemon - as performed by terrific stage and screen actors. All four writers have a unique perspective on the American experience, which is reflected in their work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting stories so well told!

    • By Grace L. Miller on 09-09-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Thunder Boy Jr.

    • By: Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated by: David Alexie, Sherman Alexie
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Thunder Boy Jr. is named after his dad, but he wants a name that's all his own. Just because people call his dad Big Thunder doesn't mean he wants to be Little Thunder. He wants a name that celebrates something cool he's done, like Touch the Clouds, Not Afraid of Ten Thousand Teeth, or Full of Wonder. But just when Thunder Boy Jr. thinks all hope is lost, he and his dad pick the perfect name...a name that is sure to light up the sky.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good book to start a conversation with a kid

    • By Pamela J on 06-14-16

    Regular price: $2.26

    • Das absolut wahre Tagebuch eines Teilzeit-Indianers

    • By: Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated by: Konstantin Graudus
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
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    Autobiographische Aufzeichnungen eines jungen Indianers, der sein Reservat verlässt...

    Regular price: $10.70

    • Selected Shorts

    • For Better and for Worse
    • By: Sherman Alexie, Ursula K. Le Guin, Karen E. Bender, and others
    • Narrated by: Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Joanne Woodward, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Moving stories about married couples' powerful and complicated loves, read by actors Frances Sternhagen, Robert Sean Leonard, Keir Dullea, Joanna Gleason, Harold Gould and Joanne Woodward. A native couple's rocky college love affair lasts a lifetime in Do You Know Where I Am by Sherman Alexie. In Karen E. Bender's Eternal Love, a mother nervously chaperones her retarded daughter's honeymoon.

    Regular price: $19.60

    • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian

    • By: Sherman Alexie
    • Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
    • Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Junior, a budding cartoonist, grows up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, he leaves his troubled school to attend an all-white high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live.

    Regular price: $15.74

    • The New Yorker, June 10th & 17th 2013: Part 2 (Walter Kirn, Sherman Alexie, by James Surowiecki)

    • By: Walter Kirn, Sherman Alexie, James Surowiecki
    • Narrated by: Todd Mundt
    • Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
    • Highlights
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    "Inside Tracks", by James Surowiecki; "Queens Woodpile", by Ben McGrath; "Pedigree", by Walter Kirn; "Happy Trails", by Sherman Alexie; and "Trauma Queen", by Emily Nussbaum.

    Regular price: $5.95

    • The New Yorker College Tour

    • University of Washington, Seattle: Fiction
    • By: Sherman Alexie, Jonathan Franzen
    • Narrated by: Deborah Treisman
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. His several books include the novel Reservation Blues and the story and poetry collections Ten Little Indians, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which he adapted for the film Smoke Signals, and The Business of Fancydancing, which he adapted for film and also directed.

    Regular price: $9.95