Here is the review I wrote for Goodreads (check out Goodreads online...it's a great book site!) I actually finished the book several weeks ago, but will print this, as is:
Just finished this amazing memoir about growing up on the Navajo Reservation and cannot recommend it enough! It is a beautiful if sometimes raw look into a world foreign to most Anglo-Americans. Kristofic gives us an honest account of the difficulties he faced as a young white boy trying to "fit in." This world, so new to him in his young years becomes HIS world, though in equal measure he embraces his Anglo "clans" of British and Polish background as he becomes an adult. It is an easy to read narrative, with insight and heart. He does not over-emphasize political and racial issues, but they are there for the reader to make his/her own conclusions. Loved it!
I am really fascinated by non-fiction accounts, biographies, histories, which I know is sometimes not favored by others. I hope that you will give this book a chance, even if you are not generally a non-fiction reader. It was a Spur Award nominee for best western non-fiction contemporary writing, 2012. May I add as a footnote that I also recently read Outlander, by Gabaldon and did NOT like the book! I won't be reading any of her sequels, or watching the series!
And in a note to Marcia....you have a question, posed by Anne, in your recent review!