Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea

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Overlook Press, 2004 - 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. Diane 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 history, "Stone Heart" draws a lingering portrait of a woman of resilience and courage.

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STONE HEART: A Novel of Sacajawea

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A brilliant, artistically ambitious retelling of the familiar tale of the Shoshoni tribeswoman who accompanied Lewis and Clark.Sacajawea's story has been retold many times, notably in Anna Lee Waldo's ... Read full review

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Beautifully juxtapositioning the imagined voice of young 16 year old Shoshoni Indian Sacajawea with the actual written journal entries of Lewis and Clark, the author paints a beautiful depiction of ... Read full review


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Diane Glancy has received numerous awards for her writing, including the American Book Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Capricorn Prize for Poetry, the Five Civilized Tribes Playwriting Prize, the North American Indian Prose Award, and a fellowship in poetry from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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