Stone heart: a novel of Sacajawea

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Overlook Press, 2003 - Fiction - 156 pages
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Stone Heart is a gripping retelling of the story of American legend Sacajawea, the young Shoshoni woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the West. Presented in Sacajawea's own voice juxtaposed with excerpts from Lewis and Clark's diaries, it is a work of moving and illuminating fiction cast from a famed piece of history that has long been masked by myth. Lewis and Clark recorded the external journey, its physical challenges and wonders. Glancy's Sacajawea experiences the expedition on a different plane, one that lies between the terrestrial and the magical, where clouds speak and ghost horses roam the plains. Both stunningly imagined and meticulously faithful to events, Stone Heart draws a lingering portrait of a woman of resilience and courage.

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Review: Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea

User Review  - Rusty - Goodreads

This was an interesting approach to the story of Sacajawea. The tale was written by a Native American author whose insight into the beliefs of Native Americans surely add to this fictional story ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mimi - Goodreads

Excerpts from the journals of Lewis and Clark were included in this short novel (really, a novella) and I found them to be interesting. Actually, mostly what I found to be interesting was that ... Read full review


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Diane Glancy teaches literature and writing at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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