Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea

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Overlook Press, 2003 - Fiction - 156 pages
"In Stone Heart, Diane Glancy grippingly retells 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 voice in the form of a journal, it is a work of moving and illuminating fiction cast from a famed piece of history that has long been masked by myth. Glancy adds further breadth and immediacy to the story by juxtaposing excerpts from Lewis and Clark's diaries with her brilliantly imagined journal of Sacajawea." "Lewis and Clark recorded the external journey, its physical challenges and its wonders. Glancy's Sacajawea experiences the expedition on a different plane, one in which the dream of a beaver with a heart of stone is emblematic of the thin membrane between the worlds of the mundane and the magical. Sacajawea hears the clouds talking, feels the thunderous hooves of ghost horses, and savors from the other side the wetness where a buffalo calf licks her arm."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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

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