A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, and loss from the
critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award winner. When his
mother passed away at the age of 78, Sherman Alexie responded the only way
he knew how: he wrote. The result is this stunning memoir. Featuring 78
poems, 78 essays and intimate family photographs, Alexie shares raw, angry,
funny, profane, tender memories of a childhood few can imagine--growing up
dirt-poor on an Indian reservation, one of four children raised by
alcoholic parents. Throughout, a portrait emerges of his mother as a
beautiful, mercurial, abusive, intelligent, complicated woman. YOU DON'T
HAVE TO SAY YOU LOVE ME is a powerful account of a complicated
relationship, an unflinching and unforgettable remembrance.

Sherman, Alexie—You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

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