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King, Thomas 1943-

Works: 123 works in 514 publications in 5 languages and 14,960 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Domestic fiction  Stories in rhyme  Creative nonfiction  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.K4422, 813.54
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Green grass, running water by Thomas King( Book )

65 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very different lives nevertheless continually cross. Alberta, a university professor who wants a child but not a marriage, is involved with two men who seem to represent opposite possibilities: Charlie, a flashy lawyer, and Lionel, a self-effacing TV salesman. Latisha, Lionel's sister, runs the Dead Dog Cafe, a local hangout and tourist trap. And then there's Eli, who moved to the city and its white man's establishment, never intending to look back to Blossom or the
Medicine River by Thomas King( Book )

49 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nature photographer returns to Medicine River, a small Albertan town. Interspersed among the tales of Medicine River are the memories of his childhood and the years that eventually lead him back home
Truth & Bright Water by Thomas King( Book )

40 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Then Tecumseh gets a job helping an artist - Monroe Swimmer, Bright Water's most famous son, returned home and living in a vacant church - with the project of a lifetime. As the tourists - buckskin-clad Germans, drunk Americans, and a ghostly little Cherokee girl from Georgia - begin to arrive for the annual Indian Days festival, the secrets of Truth and Bright Water come together in a climax of tragedy, reconciliation, and love."--Jacket
The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America by Thomas King( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, the author offers a deeply knowing, darkly funny, unabashedly opinionated, and utterly unconventional account of Indian-White relations in North America since initial contact. In the process, he refashions old stories about historical events and figures. Ranging freely across the centuries and the Canada-U.S. border, he debunks fabricated stories of Indian savagery and White heroism, takes an oblique look at Indians (and cowboys) in film and popular culture, wrestles with the history of Native American resistance and his own experiences as a Native rights activist, and articulates a profound, revolutionary understanding of the cumulative effects of ever-shifting laws and treaties on Native peoples and lands. At once a "history" and the complete subversion of a history, this is a critical and personal meditation that the author has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be "Indian" in North America. This book distills the insights gleaned from that meditation, weaving the curiously circular tale of the relationship between non-Natives and Natives in the centuries since the two first encountered each other
Amelia Earhart's shoes : is the mystery solved? by Thomas King( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can modern science tell us what happened to Amelia Earhart? A team of renowned scientists - members of TIGHAR's (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery) Amelia Earhart Project - has spent fifteen years searching for Amelia using everything from archival research and archaeological survey to side-scan sonar and the analysis of radio wave propagation. In this spellbinding book, these scholars offer tantalizing evidence that the First Lady of the Air and her copilot, Fred Noonan, landed on a remote Pacific island but perished before they could be rescued."--Jacket
A Coyote solstice tale by Thomas King( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Czech and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a little girl, who is dressed like a reindeer, crashes Coyote's solstice party, she brings them to a mall where Coyote has fun shopping--until he realizes he needs to pay for everything
All my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fiction( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One good story, that one : stories by Thomas King( Book )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection steeped in native oral tradition and shot through with King's special brand of wit and comic imagination. These highly acclaimed stories conjure up Native and Judeo-Christian myths, present-day pop culture and literature, while mixing in just the right amount of perception and experience
A Coyote Columbus story by Thomas King( Book )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote loves to play ball, but Christopher Columbus is too busy looking for India and for something that will make him rich and famous
A short history of Indians in Canada : stories by Thomas King( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A flock of Indians has just flown smack into the side of a Bay Street skyscraper. Again. It's up to Bill and Rudy to tag the live ones, nurse them to health at the shelter and release them back into the wild. Thomas King is back in fabulous, fantastical form in this latest collection of short stories, some new, some previously published. Compiled in acomic tour de force, all of the selections in A Short History of Indians in Canada are showcases for King's wholly original brand of imagination and wit. In 20 tales, King pokes a sharp stick into the gears of the native myth-making machine, slyly exposing the raw underbelly of both historical and contemporary native-white relationships. Through the laughter, these stories shimmer brightly with the universal truths that unite us." Book Desc
The back of the turtle : a novel by Thomas King( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gabriel returns to Smoke River, the reserve where his mother grew up and to which she returned with Gabriel's sister. The reserve is deserted after an environmental disaster killed the population, including Gabriel's family and the local wildlife. Gabriel, a brilliant scientist working for DowSanto, created GreenSweep and indirectly led to the crisis. Now he has come to see the damage and to kill himself in the sea. But as he prepares to let the water take him, he sees a young girl in the waves. Plunging in, he saves her and soon is saving others. Who are these people with their long black hair and almond eyes who have fallen from the sky?"
The Native in literature( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote sings to the moon by Thomas King( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Insulted because Coyote will not sing to her, Moon leaves the sky and returns only to get away from Coyote's singing
Coyote's new suit by Thomas King( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote is very satisfied with his soft, toasty brown suit until Raven hints there may be others that are better
Medicine River by Stuart Margolin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An international photo-journalist's life is turned upside down when he returns home after an absence of 20 years for his mother's funeral
The truth about stories : a native narrative by Thomas King( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Truth About Stories, Native novelist and scholar Thomas King explores how stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with other people. From creation stories to personal experiences, historical anecdotes to social injustices, racist propaganda to works of contemporary Native literature, King probes Native culture's deep ties to storytelling." "Thomas King weaves events from his own life, as a child in California, an academic in Canada, and a Native North American, with a wide-ranging discussion of stories told by and about Indians." "That imaginative Indian that North Americans hold dear has been challenged by Native writers - N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louis Owens, Robert Alexie, and others - who provide alternative narratives of the Native experience that question a past, create a present, and imagine a future. King reminds the reader, Native and non-Native, that storytelling carries with it social and moral responsibilities."--Jacket
I'm not the Indian you had in mind( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film explores the stereotypical portrayal of First Nations peoples in the media. Thomas King narrates this spoken word short that offers an insight into how First Nations people today are changing old ideas and empowering themselves in the greater community
Who's who in rock art : a world directory of specialists, scholars and technicians in rock art by Ariela Fradkin Anati( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dead dog cafe comedy hour( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes from the first season of the CBC Radio program, Dead Dog Cafe, inspired by the fictional location featured in "Green grass, running water" by Tom King
L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord by Thomas King( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Green grass, running water
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English (347)

French (22)

German (5)

Czech (2)

Serbian (1)

Medicine RiverTruth & Bright WaterAmelia Earhart's shoes : is the mystery solved?A Coyote solstice taleAll my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fictionA Coyote Columbus storyA short history of Indians in Canada : storiesThe Native in literature