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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

John Adams
David McCullough
Chicago Poems
Carl Sandburg
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Of Poets and Picture Books

The Good Luck Cat - Joy Harjo, Paul Lee

Big news in the book universe this summer was Sherman Alexie's first picture book, "Thunder Boy, Jr."


But how about a flashback to a picture book by Joy Harjo, another Native American poet, one whom Alexie himself cites as a significant influence on his work? 


"The Good Luck Cat" is a poignant, if ironically-titled story. The poor cat in question, Woogie, demonstrates the multitudinous ways a feline can risk its nine lives, and through the story's narrator, the little girl who lives him, we wish him good luck at every turn.