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Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation: Writings from America's Heartland

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In Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation, a book reminiscent of the works of John Steinbeck or Wallace Stegner's sentimental essays on the West, one can almost hear the howling dust storms, see the great fields of wheat growing, and taste a swig of moonshine whiskey-"a clear as a newborn baby's piss"-that will loosen the tongue of any storyteller. From tales about the notor ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published June 1993)
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Rarely do I drive by a site of one of Tulsa's former movie palaces without thinking of an essay in this book which points out how many of my city's architectural gems have been raised for parking lots.

Michael Wallis has put together a tremendous collection of essays. Each is insightful. Some are heartwarming. Some pierce with truth. All are well written.
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Michael Wallis is the bestselling author of Route 66, Billy the Kid, Pretty Boy, and David Crockett. He hosts the PBS series American Roads. He voiced The Sheriff in the animated Pixar feature Cars. He lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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