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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Reservation Blues (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Indian Killer (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flight (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
War Dances (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Radioactive Love Song (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Plays

Smoke Signals (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Business of Fancydancing: The Screenplay (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Picture Books

Thunder Boy Jr. (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Old Shirts & New Skins (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
First Indian on the Moon (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Water Flowing Home (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Summer of Black Widows (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Loves Salmon (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Toughest Indian in the World (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Stick Song (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Little Indians (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Face (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blasphemy (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What I've Stolen, What I've Earned (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Home Field (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations with Sherman Alexie (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Best American Short Stories Books

The Best Short Stories of 1915 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1916 (1916)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1917 (1917)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1918 (1918)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1919 (1919)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921 (1921)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1922 (1922)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1923 (1923)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1924 (1924)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1925 (1925)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1926 (1926)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1927 (1927)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1928 (1928)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1929 (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1930 (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1931 (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1932 (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1933 (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1934 (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1935 (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1936 (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1937 (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1938 (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
50 Best American Short Stories, 1915-1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1939 (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1940 (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories 1941 (1941)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1942 (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1943 (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1944 (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1945 (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1946 (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1947 (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1948 (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1949 (1949)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1950 (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1951 (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1952 (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1953 (1953)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1956 (1956)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1957 (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1958 (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1959 (1959)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1960 (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1961 (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1962 (1962)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1964 (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1965 (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1966 (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1967 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1968 (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of 1969 (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1970 (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1971 (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1972 (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1973 (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1974 (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Best American Short Stories 1915-1950 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1975 (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1976 (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1977 (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1978 (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1979 (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1980 (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1981 (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1982 (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1983 (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1984 (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1985 (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1986 (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1987 (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1988 (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1989 (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Eighties (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1990 (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1991 (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1992 (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1995 (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1996 (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1997 (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1998 (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 1999 (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2000 (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories of the Century (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2001 (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2002 (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2003 (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2005 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2006 (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2007 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best Short Stories of 1921, and the Yearbook of the American Short Story (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories1921 (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2008 (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2009 (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2010 (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2012 (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2013 (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2014 (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2015 (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2016 (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2017 (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2018 (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best American Short Stories 2020 (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Anthology series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

Ploughshares Winter 2000-01(2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color(2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sherman Alexie could be fronting for Native Americans if his credentials, impressive achievements, and mind-blowing accolades are anything to go by. Meet Sherman Alexie. His birth name is Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr.; Alexie, who is a quinquagenarian, was born in October 1966 in an Indian reservation. His birth place is Spokane upon Washington, the US. He went to the Washington-based Reardan High School before being admitted to the Catholic-affiliated Gonzaga University wherein he momentarily pursued medical education prior to switching to law studies then to literary studies. He later on transferred to Washington State University wherein he signed up for creative writing.

Sherman Alexie, whose ancestry transcends the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene American native tribes (he has European and Russian ancestry too), is a well-rounded polymath. Did you know that Alexie is a novelist, performer, boxer, short story writer, poet, playwright, editor, essayist, comedian, screenwriter, and filmmaker? Alexie had a troubled childhood and young adulthood. He was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at birth and underwent a medical procedure accordingly, albeit with severe side effects. Worse still, the said medical condition left him with an oddly-shaped head which was the cynosure of bullying from his classmates. He was susceptible to seizures and was a notorious bed-wetter; Alexie countered these problems with medication. What’s more, his absentee father was an alcoholic while his mother eked a living.

Sherman Alexie’s poor health prevented him from engaging in transitional events synonymous with male American Indians; nevertheless, he made up for it by reading voraciously and excelling at school. In 1992, he published an anthology while still schooling at Washington State University and the unexpected literary fame prompted him to quit alcohol.

Section on Books
In the context of writing novel-length literary works, Sherman Alexie debuted in 1995. There are about twenty editions of Alexie’s debut book. The first edition was initially published in January 1995, titled Reservation Blues, and this standalone book is shelved under the magical realism, general and literary fiction, cultural, and contemporary genres.

Another early book authored by Sherman Alexie is titled Indian Killer. There are nearly twenty editions of this book. The first edition was initially published in January 1996, and this standalone book is shelved under the murder mystery, literary fiction, contemporary, and crime fiction genres.

The featured protagonists in Reservation Blues are Thomas Builds-the-Fire, Victor Joseph, and Junior Polatkin. These characters, who are impoverished Native Americans and were raised in an Indian reservation, are up-and-coming rock musicians angling for rock music stardom. They befriend Robert Johnson, an American blues singer-cum-songwriter; legend has it that Johnson, who rose to fame in the 1930s, made a deal with Satan so as to get his guitar playing expertise. Thomas, Victor, and Junior form a Spokane-based rock band and start using famed Robert Johnson’s bewitched guitar as their gateway to prosperity.

The featured protagonist in Indian Killer is John Smith. Smith, who is an Indian, has been adopted into different white families since he was born; on the flip side, he was subjected to psychological and emotional problems as a result. He is in a cultural crisis. In the mean time, there is a serial killer on the prowl in a Seattle neighborhood; the killer is targeting white victims, scalping them, and putting feathers on their corpses. John Smith is fingered for the killings; he is a person of interest because he has pent up rage and is most likely angling for venting his anger on white people.

Sherman Alexie Awards
Author Sherman Alexie has clinched and been nominated for many prestigious literary awards. In 1994, Alexie’s 1993 comic anthology clinched the Washington State Book Award; in 1993, it was nominated for the PEN/Hemingway Award in the Best First Fiction category; and, in 1994, won the discontinued Lila Wallace-Readers’ Digest prize.

In 1996, Alexie’s debut clinched the American Book Award. In 2001, he won the PEN/Malamud. In 2007, his 2007 novella won the National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. The said work also won the Odyssey Award in 2010, a two-time winner of an award proffered by American Indian Library Association, and, in 2008, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award in the Fiction category. In 2010, Alexie, clinched the PEN/Faulkner Award courtesy of his 2009 book titled War Dances. Also in 2010, Alexie won a Lifetime Achievement Award and the Puterbaugh Award.

Sherman Alexie Books into Movies
There are film adaptations of Sherman Alexie’s 2007 dark comic anthology and his 1991 collection titled The Business of Fancydancing. The 2007 anthology was adapted into a multi award-winning movie titled Smoke Signals; it was produced in 1998. The starring actors, who are Native Americans, are Adam Beach and Evan Adams; they appear as Victor Joseph and Thomas Builds-the-Fire, respectively.

The Business of Fancydancing has also been made into a movie; it was produced in 2002, with Sherman Alexie writing screenplay and directing it. The starring actors are Evan Adams who acts as Seymour Polatkin and Gene Tagaban who appears as Aristotle Joseph.

Best Sherman Alexie Books
The best three books authored by Sherman Alexie are Reservation Blues, Indian Killer, and the 2007 comic anthology. Reservation Blues and Indian Killer aside–they have already been discussed above–the anthology has over 60 editions. The anthology has an autobiographical element; it revolves around a fictitious character and prospective cartoonist named Arnold (nicknamed Junior) who was bred in an Indian reservation. Determined to realize his ambition, Junior leaves the reservation contrary to the regulations and goes to an exclusively white high school.

Other Books You May Like
Readers who enjoyed the literary works of Sherman Alexie also liked the following. The first one is called Almanac of the Dead penned by Leslie Marmon Silko. Initially published in 1991, it is all about White man’s supremacy in America juxtaposed with the Native American tribal traditions. It predominantly features twin sisters Zeta and Lecha, an arms dealer-cum-drug smuggler and psychic, respectively.

The second one is called The Grass Dancer authored by Susan Power. Initially published in 1994, this book is all about the cultures of Native American tribes. It features protagonists Harley Wind Soldier alongside Charlene Thunder; both are high school classmates.Set between 1864 and 1981, it chronicles the social and personal problems faced by American Indians in a North Dakota-based Indian reservation. The third one is titled The Antelope Wife penned by Louise Erdrich, initially published in 1998. This book is infused with magical realism; it chronicles the present-day life of Native Americans who originally inhabited Minneapolis.

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