You Don't Have To Say You Love Me: A Memoir

Hardcover | June 13, 2017

bySherman Alexie

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A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner.


When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry, funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. YOU DON'T HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful account of a complicated relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.


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A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner.When his mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78 poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs,...

Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award for Short Fiction, a PEN/Hemingway Citation for Best First Fiction, and the National Book Award for Young People's Literature, Sherman Alexie is a poet, short story writer, novelist and performer. A Spokane/Couer d'Alene Indian, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit, Washington,...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 13, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:031627075X

ISBN - 13:9780316270755

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On Reservation Blues:"His talent is immense and genuine.... Sherman Alexie is one of the best writers we have."- The Nation"Hilarious but poignant...dead-on accurate with regard to modern Indian life."--Publisher's WeeklyOn Indian Killer:"A haunting, challenging articulation of the plight and the pride of contemporary Native Americans."- Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Characters in Mr. Alexie's work are not the usual kind of Indians...They are not tragic victims or noble savages...they listen to Jimi Hendrix and Hank Williams; they dream of being basketball stars...And unlike most Indians in fiction, they are sometimes funny."--The New York TimesOn The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian:"A Native American equivalent of Angela's Ashes." --- (starred review), Publishers Weekly "Sure to resonate and lift spirits of all ages for years to come." --USA Today