Native American Authors & Experiences

Mecca by Susan Straight

by Susan Straight

Johnny Frias, a descendant of California’s Indigenous people and Mexican settlers, killed a man assaulting a young woman named Bunny twenty years ago. His action sparked a slow-burning chain of connections that unites a complex cast of characters.

Redwood and Wildfire by Andrea Hairston

Redwood and Wildfire
by Andrea Hairston

During the turn of the 20th century, Redwood, an African American woman, and Aidan, a Seminole Irish man, both who are gifted performers and hoodoo conjurors, journey from Georgia to Chicago, using their powers and talents as they search for a place where they can be themselves.

Calling for a Blanket Dance by Oscar Hokeah

Calling For a Blanket Dance
by Oscar Hokeah

A young Native American boy in a splintering family grasps for stability and love, making all the wrong choices until he finds a space of his own

Night of the Living Rez by Morgan Talty

Night of the Living Rez
by Morgan Talty

Set in a Native community in Maine, this novel is a collection about what it means to be Penobscot in the twenty-first century and what it means to live, to survive, and to persevere after tragedy. In twelve striking, luminescent stories, the author breathes life into tales of family and a community as they struggle with a painful past and an uncertain future.

Shutter by Ramona Emerson

by Ramona Emerson

Rita Todacheene is a forensic photographer working for the Albuquerque police force who can see the ghosts of the victims. One of the ghosts, who insists she was murdered, drives Rita to get revenge against her killers, forcing her in the crosshairs of one of Albuquerque’s most dangerous cartels.