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Dorris, Michael

Overview
Works: 130 works in 582 publications in 12 languages and 27,396 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Biographies  Short stories  Interviews  Bibliography  Essays 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3554.O695, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Dorris
A yellow raft in blue water by Michael Dorris( Book )

67 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined together by the indissoluble bonds of kinship
The broken cord by Michael Dorris( Book )

34 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 2,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the inspiring story of a family confronted with a problem with no known solution and the first book for the general reader that describes the tragedy and lifelong blight of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In 1971, Michael Dorris became one of the first unmarried men in the United States to legally adopt a very young child, and affectionate Sioux Indian he named Adam. At that time, little was revealed about Adam's past except that his biological mother died of alcohol poisoning. During the course of the next two decades, the growing Dorris family (through the single-parent adoption of two more infants, and the 1981 marriage to writer Louise Erdrich, which produced three more children) went through a time of alarming discovery as the new information about the genetic and cultural causes of FAS became apparent and paralleled the family's battle to solve their oldest son's developing health and learning problems. Author Michael Dorris explains how traditions weave through the lives of many Native Americans and how alcoholism and despair have shattered so many lives. He also chronicles the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on their adopted son and on the Native American community as a whole. -- from Publisher description
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris( Book )

48 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 2,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world
The crown of Columbus by Michael Dorris( Book )

46 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 10 languages and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers and their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus
Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty
Cloud chamber : a novel by Michael Dorris( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish immigrant family's saga which begins in 19th Century Ireland and ends in present-day Montana. The novel follows the family's fortunes through famine, wars and in love. By the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue
Guests by Michael Dorris( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 1,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moss and Trouble, an Algonquin boy and girl, struggle with the problems of growing up in the Massachusetts area during the time of the first Thanksgiving
Working men : stories by Michael Dorris( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voices of men and women, young and old, blue collar and middle class, salesmen and craftsmen, vets and draft dodgers, Native Americans, New England Yankees, southern gentlewomen, gay and straight, serious and seriocomic, playful and sad
Paper trail : essays by Michael Dorris( Book )

12 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays in which author Michael Dorris reflects upon his roles as father, son, and husband; scholar, professor, and student; writer and critic; activist; traveler; and observer
Talking leaves : contemporary Native American short stories by Craig Lesley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Each of these authors writes of what he or she knows best, of what is in their blood: the traditions of their cultures ad the wounds of their hearts. From best selling authors such as Louise Erdrich an N. Scott Momaday, to new voice such as Diane Glancy and Gloria Bird, the result is a brilliant anthology resonant with feeling and color, as distinctive as the rhythms of a stomp dance, as enduring as stories passed from one generation with love. Editor Craig Lesly vividly captures the struggle of Native Americans who hope to preserve the wisdom of their ancestors in the face of a white world. Their writing reverberates with a sense of place, generational family loyalty, with the poverty and despair of the present, the power of old beliefs and the resiliency of a yet proud people." -- Provided by publisher
Guide to research on North American Indians by Arlene B Hirschfelder( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris by Louise Erdrich( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection Erdrich and Dorris tell why they have chosen to write about many varying subjects and why they refuse to be imprisoned in a literary ghetto of writers whose only subjects are Native Americans
Native Americans : 500 years after by Joseph C Farber( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs that portray American Indians and Eskimos as they live today
The most wonderful books : writers on discovering the pleasures of reading( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authors describe how they became readers through contact with children's favorites, traditionally accepted classics, and a wide variety of other reading material
A yellow raft in blue water by Michael Dorris( Recording )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A saga of three generations of women in a Native American family, detailing their hardships, personal doubts and fears
Rooms in the house of stone by Michael Dorris( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In July of 1992, as a board member of Save the Children Foundation, Michael Dorris traveled to Zimbabwe to visit and report on Mozambican refugee camps and agricultural areas devastated by seven years of drought. In Rooms in the House of Stone, he draws upon the essays he wrote about his travels in Zimbabwe, which were originally published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Mother Jones magazine. He challenges readers to focus on the moral issues that confront us in the face of grand-scale poverty, conflicting needs, and our own motivations. Without offering easy answers or conclusions, Michael Dorris calls us to action, to address the human problems that we've been planning to think about but have so far often managed to ignore"--Back cover
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris : searching for a Native American identity by Louise Erdrich( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews husband and wife writing team Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris who discuss their literary collaboration, their shared thinking based upon their like backgrounds as mixed-blood Native Americans, and the Native American characters who people their novels
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris( Recording )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world
The Broken cord : Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris by Louise Erdrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers interviews writers Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris who talk about their work, their American Indian heritage, fetal alcohol syndrome, and parenthood
Guests by Michael Dorris : [study guide] by Linda Beech( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intended as a literary study guide with activities designed for group and individual projects. Includes a book summary, author information, vocabulary builders, comprehension and discussion questions and cross-curricular activities. Some pages are reproducible for classroom use
 
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Alternative Names
Dorris, Michael 1945-1997

Dorris, Michael A.

Dorris, Michael A. 1945-1997

Dorris, Michael A. (Michael Anthony), 1945-1997

Dorris, Michael Anthony 1945- )

Dorris Michael Anthony 1945-1997

Michael Dorris Amerikaans antropoloog (1945-1997)

Michael Dorris US-amerikanischer Autor und Anthropologe

Доррис, Майкл

ドリス, マイケル

米高·杜瑞斯

迈克尔·杜瑞斯

麥可·杜瑞斯

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The broken cordMorning GirlThe crown of ColumbusSees Behind TreesCloud chamber : a novelGuestsWorking men : storiesPaper trail : essays