Bowman's store: a journey to myself

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Dial Books, Oct 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 311 pages
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In this book, a consummate storyteller unfolds his most personal and poignant story: his own. Bowman's Store traces the journey of writer Joseph "Sonny" Bruchac from a childhood filled with an abundance of both love and secrecy, to the dawning of his career as one of the best-known authors and storytellers of Native American history and lore. Compelling, lyrical, and deeply moving, Bruchac's memoir tells how he came to fully understand, and eventually claim, his Abenaki heritage, despite his grandparents' unspoken pact never to discuss Grandpa's Indian blood.Through experiences both painful and hilarious, Sonny finds himself drawn to all things Indian long before he learns of his grandfather's hidden Abenaki roots. Bowman's Store beautifully weaves themes from Bruchac's intimate knowledge of Native American cultures with vivid autobiographical scenes to create a touching story about self-discovery.

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User Review  - YAlit - LibraryThing

This is a story of prejudice, identity, and self acceptance. Bruchac vividly describes his poignant feelings of being torn between his love and close beautiful relationship with his grandparents, with ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dana C. - Goodreads

I love Joseph Bruchac novels for YA. This autobiography is a loving description of sometimes abusive family relationships. His forgiveness for adult decisions that affected his childhood and punctuated with realistic descriptions of searing events. Read full review

Contents

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About the author (1997)

JOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more thJOSEPH BRUCHAC is a poet, storyteller, and author of more than sixty books for children and adults who has received manyan sixty books for children and adults who has received many literary honors, including the American Book Award and the literary honors, including the American Book Award and the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak hePEN Syndicated Fiction Award. He is of Abenaki and Slovak heritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York. ritage, and lives in Greenfield Center, New York.