The Beadworkers: Stories

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Blackstone Publishing
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5.7 X 5.6 X 0.6 inches | 0.39 pounds
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About the Author

Beth Piatote is a writer and scholar. She is Nez Perce from Chief Joseph's Band, and is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. She holds a PhD from Stanford University, and is currently an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley. She lives in the Bay Area with her two children.

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The Beadworkers is a feast of wit and storytelling. I read it once to see where Piatote would go next. Twice to savor the emotional, cultural, and structural resonance of this wonderful work."

-- "Louise Erdrich, New York Times bestselling author"

"A collection that gives voice to what is so often left unsaid."

-- "San Francisco Chronicle"

"Marvelous...The Beadworkers is an intricate and poignant set of meditations on how to move forward with identity and hope intact while reconciling with loss, both collective and personal."

-- "Salon"

"Gripping and utterly readable...The stories here are wide-ranging but encompass many perspectives of Indigenous people in North America."

-- "Literary Hub"

"Mixes poetry, verse, and prose to form an impressive reflection on the lives of modern Native Americans...This beautiful collection announces Piatote as a writer to watch."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"Piatote draws the reader in with spare and perceptive language and resonate empathy for each struggling yet resilient character."

-- "Booklist"

"Beth Piatote strings together stories like the intricate strands of a handmade necklace...The collected pieces of The Beadworkers explore place and identity in vibrant scenes. Throughout, Piatote reveals Native American life in contexts modern, historic and mythical."

-- "BookPage"

"A poignant and challenging look at the way the past and present collide."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"