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Glancy, Diane

Works: 162 works in 367 publications in 2 languages and 21,202 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Short stories  Historical fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Diary fiction  Diaries  Frame stories  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.L294, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Diane Glancy
The reason for crows : a story of Kateri Tekakwitha by Diane Glancy( )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a seventeenth-century Mohawk woman's interaction with her land, the Jesuits, and the religion they brought
Pushing the bear : a novel of the Trail of Tears by Diane Glancy( Book )

13 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 900-mile march of Indians deported from their homes to resettlement territory in Oklahoma in 1838. It is told from many view points, including a woman who develops a relationship with a white soldier. Of the 13,000 marchers, a quarter died. A first novel by a writer of Cherokee and European ancestry
The voice that was in travel : stories by Diane Glancy( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In twenty stories that range in length from one-page vignettes to novellas, Glancy creates characters who are quirky and uneasy but who nevertheless are consoled by Christianity. A seamstress who uses a "machine that heals as it sews," a ridiculed woman who sees Jesus in a bicycling rag picker, a traveler who recalls Noah while navigating her way in a foreign country during a flood - all find spiritual refuge amid their anxieties."--Jacket
Firesticks : a collection of stories by Diane Glancy( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take risks with yet another traveling man. In spite of life's hard realities, Firesticks is filled with humor and hope and a stitching together of cultures, as the cross-blood characters search for their identities. The stories are unified by the theme of transformation through flight, by means of planes and aviators, birds, postage stamps, balloons, shooting stars, the constellations, and the sky itself. Ultimately, Glancy's stories, or firesticks, are like prayers
Contemporary plays by women of color : an anthology by Roberta Uno( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the two decades since the first edition of Contemporary Plays by Women of Color was published, its significance to the theatrical landscape in the United States has grown exponentially. Work by female writers and writers of color is more widely produced, published, and studied than ever before. Drawing from an exciting range of theaters, large and small, from across the country, Roberta Uno brings together an up-to-date selection of plays from renowned and emerging playwrights tackling a variety of topics. From the playful to the painful, this revised and updated edition presents a rich array of voices, aesthetics, and stories for a transforming America."--Provided by publisher
Fort Marion prisoners and the trauma of native education by Diane Glancy( )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Narratives of Kiowa, Cheyenne, Arapaho, Comanche and Caddo prisoners taken to Ft. Marion, Florida, in 1875 interspersed with the author's own history and contemporary reflections of place and identity"--
Stone heart : a novel of Sacajawea by Diane Glancy( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone Heart is a gripping retelling of the story of American legend Sacajawea, the young Shoshoni woman who traveled with Lewis and Clark on their expedition to the West. Presented in Sacajawea's own voice juxtaposed with excerpts from Lewis and Clark's diaries, it is a work of moving and illuminating fiction cast from a famed piece of history that has long been masked by myth. Lewis and Clark recorded the external journey, its physical challenges and wonders. Glancy's Sacajawea experiences the expedition on a different plane, one that lies between the terrestrial and the magical, where clouds speak and ghost horses roam the plains. Both stunningly imagined and meticulously faithful to events, Stone Heart draws a lingering portrait of a woman of resilience and courage
Talking leaves : contemporary Native American short stories by Craig Lesley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient traditions and contemporary experiences of Native Americans are reflected in a collection of stories which includes contributions by established authors as well as new writers
American gypsy : six Native American plays by Diane Glancy( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six plays, uses a melange of voices to invoke the myths and realities of modern Native American life. The author intermixes poetry and prose to address themes of gender, generational relationships, acculturation, myth, and tensions between Christianity and traditional Native American belief systems
Flutie : a novel by Diane Glancy( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Flutie lives on the edge of an enormous quiet that she wants to transcend. Her family's life in Western Oklahoma, her father's job repairing old cars and tractors, her brother's betrayal, and her mother's indifference are all parts of a story Flutie wants to tell if she can just find the words. In a library book, Flutie reads the myth of Philomela, whose tongue was cut out by her sister's husband so she cannot tell that he raped her. As Flutie faces the poverty of the the land and the turmoil of her family, she feels she is also without a tongue. She is not just afraid to speak, she is afraid of being. She especially fears her own imagination which produces visions of deer and a spirit woman that she doesn't understand. For a time, Flutie loses herself in drinking and drugs and a friendship that turns oppressive. But through her inner resources and the influence of a kind neighbor, she claims her own voice
Stories of our way : an anthology of American Indian plays( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trigger dance by Diane Glancy( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Trigger Dance, her first collection of stories, Diane Glancy takes us to uneasy places where both the environment and the characters are at risk, where even the animals grieve. Sometimes the author's voice, sometimes the voices of the characters, tell us about their migrations, symbolic or literal. Diane Glancy's characters walk in two worlds and try to build a middle ground between white and native cultures. They are the offspring of those who survived the Trail of Tears. Some of the young men dance at powwows in tune with the dead. Filo and Parnetta buy a fridge at the Hardware Store on Muskogee Street, in Tahleqah, Oklahoma. Farther west, near Chickasha, Keyo can't read, while Joseph Sink, an Indian hermit, learns a word a day. Anna America remembers her shortcomings as a mother and her hard life as she waits in the Northeastern Cherokee County Shelter for her wings to unfold so she can leave this earth. In the title story, Roan mourns the fact that human beings have the power to destroy the earth. He's astonished that creation and cremation could be so closely linked. Even his father, when he feels death approach, demands to be cremated because "it's autumn in outer space." Roan's final vision in the sweat lodge is of the air red as leaves. He admonishes his people to be strong and responsible, to acknowledge that life is a sizeable endeavor
Pushing the bear : after the Trail of Tears by Diane Glancy( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is February 1839, and the survivors of the Cherokee Trail of Tears have just arrived in Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. A quarter of the removed Indian population have died along the way, victims of cold, disease, and despair. Now the Cherokee people confront an unknown future. How will they build anew from nothing? How will they plow fields of unbroken sod, full of rocks too heavy to lift? How will they learn the ways of a strange land, where even the birdsong is unfamiliar? Can they put aside the pain and anger of Removal and find peace?"--Page 4 of cover
The mask maker : a novel by Diane Glancy( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Mask Maker, Diane Glancy tells the story of Edith Lewis, a recently divorced mixed-blood American Indian, as she travels the state of Oklahoma teaching students the art and custom of mask-making. A complex, subtle tale about flesh-and-blood human beings, this novel shows how one woman copes with alienation, loss, and questions about identity and, in the end, rediscovers meaning in living." "Through Edith's daily life and efforts to teach, Glancy explores the power of the mask and mask-making. When Edith tries reaching out to a listless, alienated student, she knows enough to ask, "Where would you want to go?" He replies, "Nowhere," to which she responds with the advice, "Then make a mask to take you nowhere."" "For Edith, masks go beyond the limitations of words and surface gloss. "A mask is a face when you have none," she reflects. Yet some stories need to be confronted, so Edith struggles with the question of how to use masks to tell stories without using words."--Jacket
The man who heard the land by Diane Glancy( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man driving a lonely Minnesota highway hears the voice of the land and embarks on an arduous odyssey of self-discovery."--Jacket
Designs of the night sky by Diane Glancy( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A librarian of Cherokee ancestry rekindles and reinvents her Native identity by discovering the rhythm and spark of traditionally told stories in the most unusual places in the modern world."--Jacket
Visit teepee town : native writings after the detours( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visit Teepee Town is the first anthology dedicated solely to postmodern North American Native poetry and poetics. The works selected here include bilingual texts, reinterpretations of traditional tales, and critiques of the Western tradition in anthropology and the social sciences
The west pole by Diane Glancy( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Glancy juxtaposes personal essays, Cherokee myths, and imaginative sketches to explore her experiences as a Native American mixed-blood ..."--Jacket
The only piece of furniture in the house : a novel by Diane Glancy( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plight of Rachel, a woman from a religious family who marries a soldier and finds herself in barracks where the other young women smoke and have affairs. The worst part is her grandmother warned her, the enemy, she called him
Fuller man : a novel by Diane Glancy( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel on the role of faith in everyday life. The setting is a family in rural Missouri where the mother is a believer and the father is a skeptic. The heroine is their daughter who takes after her mother, until she becomes a reporter and her faith is tested
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Pushing the bear : after the Trail of Tears
Pushing the bear : a novel of the Trail of TearsThe voice that was in travel : storiesFiresticks : a collection of storiesContemporary plays by women of color : an anthologyStone heart : a novel of SacajaweaAmerican gypsy : six Native American playsFlutie : a novelStories of our way : an anthology of American Indian plays
Alternative Names
Diane Glancy Amerikaans toneelschrijfster

Glancy, Diana

Glancy, Diana 1941-

Glancy, Diane H.

Glancy, Helen Diane

Glancy, Helen Diane 1941-

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English (139)

German (4)