The One Campus, One Book Project Selection
Expected to announce "The Truth About Stories" by Thomas King.
The One Campus, One Book project is excited to announce the AY 11-12 selection, The Truth About Stories by Thomas King. This highly acclaimed book "illuminates the relationship between storytelling and the Native American experience (from book Website) .” The OCOB committee is partnering with departments across campus to create a wide array of programming including New Student Orientation activities, book group discussions, storytelling/ bonfire events, and a visit to campus by the author next fall. Copies are available at the Egan Library and the UAS bookstore. Please read and join in the conversation!
Reviews of the book
"Trust a novelist and English professor to get to the heart of how stories and storytelling shape our perceptions. This is a wonderful study of the power of words." —Booklist
"As King steadily winds the stories of his narrative, one begins to nod along, relishing the repetition of the story of the earth that begins each chapter and the gentle yet empowering directive at the close." —The American Indian Quarterly
"What is revealed in the is graceful, even seductive book of essays about storytelling by the esteemed Cherokee novelist, radio personality, university professor, and Canadian émigré is that what is as important as the stories we tell about the world are the ways in which we interpret those stories." —World Literature in Review