An exceptional novel—a cause for celebration.
--The Washington Post Book World
Ceremony is the greatest novel in Native American literature. It is one of the greatest novels of any time and place. I have read this book so many times that I probably have it memorized. I teach it and I learn from it and I am continually in awe of its power, beauty, rage, vision, and violence.
Her assurance, her gravity, her flexibility are all wonderful gifts.
--The New York Review of Books
The novel is very deliberately a ceremony in itself—demanding but confident and beautifully written.
--The Boston Globe
Without question Leslie Marmon Silko is the most accomplished Native American writer of her generation.
--The New York Times Book Review
About the Author
Leslie Marmon Silko
was born in Albuquerque in 1948 of mixed Laguna Pueblo, Mexican, and white ancestry. She grew up on the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. Her other books include Almanac of the Dead, Storyteller
, and Gardens in the Dunes
. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Grant. Larry McMurtry
is the author of twenty-eight novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove
. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain
, for which he received the Academy Award.