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King, Thomas 1943-

Works: 134 works in 662 publications in 5 languages and 18,438 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  History  Biographies  Domestic fiction  Stories in rhyme  Creative nonfiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Performer, Other
Classifications: PR9199.3.K4422, 813.54
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Green grass, running water by Thomas King( Book )

77 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Medicine River was published in 1990, the New York Times said of Thomas King, "He knows his territory. His first novel is economical, precise, and elegant." Now King returns with his totally fresh voice - carefully controlled, yet without artifice - to present a complex web of character, myth, folklore, and contemporary and universal experience. Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians in the town of Blossom and its nearby reserve, whose
The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America by Thomas King( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,675 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
Medicine River by Thomas King( Book )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,184 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 )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,082 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
Amelia Earhart's shoes : is the mystery solved? by Thomas King( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 862 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
Talking leaves : contemporary Native American short stories by Craig Lesley( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 786 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
A Coyote solstice tale by Thomas King( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 660 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
One good story, that one : stories by Thomas King( Book )

24 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 617 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
All my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fiction( Book )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This landmark anthology, the only one of its kind, comprises short stories, a scene from a play, and excerpts from novels, by nineteen of the most talented Native American writers active in Canada today. The stories range from tales in the oral tradition that demand to be read aloud, to very contemporary literary exercises in which the characters are decidedly Native American but the style is typical of the larger society. The subjects range from surfing and seaside romance to community, boarding schools, life on the reserve, life in the city, and even science fiction"--Back cover
A short history of Indians in Canada : stories by Thomas King( Book )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 535 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
Coyote tales by Thomas King( Book )

4 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two tales, set in a time when animals and human beings still talked to each other, display Thomas King s cheeky humor and master storytelling skills. Freshly illustrated and reissued as an early chapter book, these stories are perfect for newly independent readers
A Coyote Columbus story by Thomas King( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 334 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
The back of the turtle : a novel by Thomas King( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 307 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 )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote sings to the moon by Thomas King( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 203 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coyote is very satisfied with his soft, toasty brown suit until Raven hints there may be others that are better
The truth about stories : a native narrative by Thomas King( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 61 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
Medicine River by Stuart Margolin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 50 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
L'Indien malcommode : un portrait inattendu des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord by Thomas King( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold skies : a DreadfulWater mystery by Thomas King( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cherokee ex-cop Thumps DreadfulWater investigates the deaths of two people who worked for Orion Technologies, a company that is in the midst of developing a revolutionary method for extracting fresh water from hidden reservoirs
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Green grass, running water
Medicine RiverTruth & Bright WaterAmelia Earhart's shoes : is the mystery solved?A Coyote solstice taleAll my relations : an anthology of contemporary Canadian native fictionA short history of Indians in Canada : storiesA Coyote Columbus storyThe Native in literature
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