One Story, One Song by Richard Wagamese audiobook

One Story, One Song

By Richard Wagamese
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Blackstone Publishing 9781771620802
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A collection of warm, wise, and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life. “In quiet tones and luminous language,” wrote the Winnipeg Free Press, “Wagamese shares his hurts and joys, inviting readers to find the ways in which they are joined to him and to consider how they might be joined to others.” In this book, Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time his focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four essential principles Ojibway traditional teachers sought to impart: humility, trust, introspection, and wisdom. Whether the topic is learning from his grade five teacher about Martin Luther King, gleaning understanding from a wolf track, lighting a fire for the first time without matches, or finding the universe in an eagle feather, these stories exhibit the warmth, wisdom, and generosity that made One Native Life so popular. As always, in these pages, the land serves as Wagamese’s guide. And as always, he finds that true home means not only community but conversation—good, straight-hearted talk about important things. We all need to tell our stories, he says. Every voice matters.

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Summary

Summary

A collection of warm, wise, and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life

Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life. “In quiet tones and luminous language,” wrote the Winnipeg Free Press, “Wagamese shares his hurts and joys, inviting readers to find the ways in which they are joined to him and to consider how they might be joined to others.”

In this book, Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time his focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four essential principles Ojibway traditional teachers sought to impart: humility, trust, introspection, and wisdom.

Whether the topic is learning from his grade five teacher about Martin Luther King, gleaning understanding from a wolf track, lighting a fire for the first time without matches, or finding the universe in an eagle feather, these stories exhibit the warmth, wisdom, and generosity that made One Native Life so popular. As always, in these pages, the land serves as Wagamese’s guide. And as always, he finds that true home means not only community but conversation—good, straight-hearted talk about important things. We all need to tell our stories, he says. Every voice matters.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The short pieces in One Story, One Song remind us of human beings’ place in the world: we are a part of it, not masters of it. And by sharing our stories we share ourselves. By listening to others’ stories, we share their lives and perhaps gain connections. One Story, One Song is all about connections, something we all need.” Globe & Mail

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Author Bio: Richard Wagamese

Author Bio: Richard Wagamese

Richard Wagamese (1955–2017) was one of Canada’s foremost writers. An Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, he is recognized as one of Canada’s foremost authors and storytellers. He wrote seventeen books, including the national bestsellers Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations and Indian Horse, the People’s Choice winner in the 2013 Canada Reads competition. He was also the author of acclaimed memoirs, including For Joshua, the bestselling One Native Life, and One Story, One Song, which won the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. He was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters from both Thompson Rivers University and Lakehead University. As well as being an author, he was a newspaper columnist and reporter, radio and television broadcaster and producer, and documentary producer.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 5.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English