Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Fools Crow

Upon the recommendation of—no, at the imperative of—Charlotte at LivingSmall, I picked up the book Fools Crow at the library before leaving on a quick trip. I had plenty of time whilst waiting in airports and on airplanes almost to finish the book. It is a wonderfully descriptive story of the Northern Plains Indians towards the end of the nineteenth century.

The author, James Welch, died recently. Charlotte linked to an article about his life and writings. I was struck by a quote from one of his neighbors:
His presence was a lovely thing.

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