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Dorris, Michael

Overview
Works: 138 works in 446 publications in 2 languages and 28,835 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Biography  Short stories  Interviews  Bibliography  Pictorial works  Personal narratives  Photographs 
Roles: Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3554.O695, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Michael Dorris
Publications by Michael Dorris
Publications by Michael Dorris, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Michael Dorris
A yellow raft in blue water by Michael Dorris( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,987 libraries worldwide
A fierce saga of three generations of Indian women, beset by hardship and torn by angry secrets, yet inextricably joined together by the indissoluble bonds of kinship
The broken cord by Michael Dorris( Book )
27 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,148 libraries worldwide
This book is the inspiring story of a family confronted with a problem with no known solution and the first book for the general reader that describes the tragedy and lifelong blight of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. In 1971, Michael Dorris became one of the first unmarried men in the United States to legally adopt a very young child, and affectionate Sioux Indian he named Adam. At that time, little was revealed about Adam's past except that his biological mother died of alcohol poisoning. During the course of the next two decades, the growing Dorris family (through the single-parent adoption of two more infants, and the 1981 marriage to writer Louise Erdrich, which produced three more children) went through a time of alarming discovery as the new information about the genetic and cultural causes of FAS became apparent and paralleled the family's battle to solve their oldest son's developing health and learning problems. Author Michael Dorris explains how traditions weave through the lives of many Native Americans and how alcoholism and despair have shattered so many lives. He also chronicles the effects of fetal alcohol syndrome on their adopted son and on the Native American community as a whole. -- from Publisher description
The crown of Columbus by Michael Dorris( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 2,814 libraries worldwide
The adventures of a pair of mismatched lovers and their quest for the truth about Christopher Columbus
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,791 libraries worldwide
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world
Cloud chamber : a novel by Michael Dorris( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,242 libraries worldwide
An Irish immigrant family's saga which begins in 19th Century Ireland and ends in present-day Montana. The novel follows the family's fortunes through famine, wars and in love. By the author of A Yellow Raft in Blue
Sees Behind Trees by Michael Dorris( Book )
23 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 2,177 libraries worldwide
A Native American boy with a special gift to "see" beyond his poor eyesight journeys with an old warrior to a land of mystery and beauty
Guests by Michael Dorris( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,610 libraries worldwide
Moss and Trouble, an Algonquin boy and girl, struggle with the problems of growing up in the Massachusetts area during the time of the first Thanksgiving
Working men : stories by Michael Dorris( Book )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,375 libraries worldwide
The voices of men and women, young and old, blue collar and middle class, salesmen and craftsmen, vets and draft dodgers, Native Americans, New England Yankees, southern gentlewomen, gay and straight, serious and seriocomic, playful and sad
The window by Michael Dorris( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,216 libraries worldwide
When ten-year-old Rayona's Native American mother enters a treatment facility, her estranged father, a Black man, finally introduces her to his side of the family, who are not at all what she expected
Paper trail : essays by Michael Dorris( Book )
8 editions published between 1900 and 1995 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays in which author Michael Dorris reflects upon his roles as father, son, and husband; scholar, professor, and student; writer and critic; activist; traveler; and observer
Guide to research on North American Indians by Arlene B Hirschfelder( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
Conversations with Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris by Louise Erdrich( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 555 libraries worldwide
In this collection Erdrich and Dorris tell why they have chosen to write about many varying subjects and why they refuse to be imprisoned in a literary ghetto of writers whose only subjects are Native Americans
Native Americans : 500 years after by Joseph C Farber( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
A collection of photographs that portray American Indians and Eskimos as they live today
The most wonderful books : writers on discovering the pleasures of reading ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Authors describe how they became readers through contact with children's favorites, traditionally accepted classics, and a wide variety of other reading material
A yellow raft in blue water by Michael Dorris( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
A saga of three generations of women in a Native American family, detailing their hardships, personal doubts and fears
Rooms in the house of stone by Michael Dorris( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris searching for a Native American identity ( visu )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews husband and wife writing team Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris who discuss their literary collaboration, their shared thinking based upon their like backgrounds as mixed-blood Native Americans, and the Native American characters who people their novels
Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris by Louise Erdrich( visu )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 220 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews husband and wife writing team Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris who discuss their literary collaboration, their shared thinking based upon their like backgrounds as mixed-blood Native Americans, and the Native American characters who people their novels
Morning Girl by Michael Dorris( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Morning Girl, who loves the day, and her younger brother Star Boy, who loves the night, take turns describing their life on an island in pre-Columbian America; in Morning Girl's last narrative, she witnesses the arrival of the first Europeans to her world
The Broken cord ( visu )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Bill Moyers interviews writers Louise Erdrich and Michael Dorris who talk about their work, their American Indian heritage, fetal alcohol syndrome, and parenthood
 
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Alternative Names
Dorris, Michael 1945-1997
Dorris, Michael A.
Dorris, Michael A. 1945-1997
Dorris, Michael Anthony 1945- )
Dorris Michael Anthony 1945-1997
ドリス, マイケル
Languages
English (281)
German (1)
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