The Year 2021 Retrospective #3 - Books
Well, it was a good reading year again, thanks in part to me picking back up with Audible, giving me an audio book a month (although it usually takes me more than a month to listen to a book, so I paused the sub and later rejoined with a book / every other month).
by Raymond Carver. This thin little book of stories by famed short story writer Carver was an impulse purchase purely from the beautiful cover (and admittedly I thought I was buying a collection from Raymond Chandler). The stories were very slice of life but simple, and beautiful, and each left you hanging with a single emotion which had played out. Loved this little book.
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown – I was one of the first generations to actually be taught, occasionally, that the “Indians” weren’t always, if ever, the bad guys in the Old West expansion, and this book likely had a lot to do with it. Covering the expansion but from the Native American perspective (they still used term Indian in the book), you come to realize how miserable life was for them, because of our ancestors.