Stone Heart: A Novel of Sacajawea
"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
Results 1-3 of 29
The British, Spanish, French fight over the land. None of it will belong to any of
them. But to the new country, America. Toussaint tells you, you will lose too. Your
land will be lost like his. You think of someone owning your land, someone far
away who has never seen it. You think of someone selling your land to someone
who hasn't seen it either. Well, here they are: one keelboat, two large pirogues,
six dugouts, thirty men, to find out just what Bonaparte sold. To find out what
Maybe he is thinking of getting back to the Canadian Fur Company. Maybe he
wants the Northwest Fur Company. Toussaint hits you when they are not looking
because the men want to stop and talk to Pomp and you. You are Toussaint's.
Jean Baptiste is Toussaint's. Pomp. Pomp. They call the baby. Bonaparte sold the
land! He tells you the Indians are 38 I DIANE GLANCY.
Bonaparte sold the land! He tells you the Indians are sold too. Your husband is
angry the French lost the land. The French were first! Napolean sells the country
to America? Now they have everything but the Spanish and Oregon Territory.
They say they haven't seen Indians since Fort Mandan, but. Toussaint is stuck
with his wife on his hands. He shows the other men he is not burdened with you.
Mon Dieu. You hear the men talk. Someone says to Toussaint, by selling the land
What people are saying - Write a review
STONE HEART: A Novel of SacajaweaUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Whisper1 - LibraryThing
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