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ISBN: 0060118962
Author: Tony Hillerman
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (March 1, 1970)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 723
Size Fb2: 1977 kb
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The Blessing Way has been added to your Cart. Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works. He had received every major honor for mystery fiction; awards ranging from the Navajo Tribal Council's commendation to France 's esteemed Grand prix de litterature policiere. Western Writers of America honored him with the Wister Award for Lifetime achievement in 2008.

Tony Hillerman (1925–2008), an Albuquerque, New Mexico, resident since 1963, was the author of 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children’s books, and nonfiction works.

Anthony (Tony) Grove Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma in 1925. He was the youngest of three children. His father was a farmer and store keeper. From 1930-1938, Tony Hillerman attended St. Mary’s Academy, a boarding school that was primarily for Native American girls. It was here that he developed an understanding and appreciation of the Native American culture which influenced the subject matter of his books. In high school he attended another primarily Native American school, Konawa High School.

The Blessing Way book. THE BLESSING WAY was Tony Hillerman's first novel. Although Navajo police officer Joe Leaphorn appears in the book, he is a secondary character. The main character is Bergen McKee, a tenured professor with expertise in the social context of Navajo witchcraft.

The Joe Leaphorn Mysteries: Three Classic Hillerman Mysteries Featuring Lt. Joe Leaphorn: The Blessing Way, Dance Hall of the Dead, Listening Woman (1989); ISBN 0-06-016174-4.

Hillerman's writing is noted for the cultural details he provides about his subjects: Hopi, Zuni, European-American, federal agents, and especially Navajo Tribal Police. His works in nonfiction and in fiction reflect his appreciation of the natural wonders of the American Southwest and his appreciation of its people, particularly the Navajo. The Joe Leaphorn Mysteries: Three Classic Hillerman Mysteries Featuring Lt.

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman Acknowledgment While ethnological material as used in this book is not intended to meet scholarly and scientific standards, the author wishes to acknowledge information derived from.

The Blessing Way by Tony Hillerman Acknowledgment While ethnological material as used in this book is not intended to meet scholarly and scientific standards, the author wishes to acknowledge information derived from publications of Willard W. Hill, Leland C. Wyman, Mary C. Wheelwright, Father Berard Haile, Clyde Kluckhohn, and Washington Matthews; and the advice and information provided by his own friends among the Navajo people. The Blessing Way. by Tony Hillerman.

The Blessing Way. While ethnological material as used in this book is not intended to meet scholarly and scientific standards, the author wishes to acknowledge information derived from publications of Willard W. He would sleep in a little while, but first he had to think. Tomorrow, if he could, he would build a sweat house and take a bath

Tony Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma on May 27, 1925. His first novel, The Blessing Way, was published in 1971

Tony Hillerman was born in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma on May 27, 1925. During World War II, he enlisted in the Army and was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart after being severely injured during a raid behind German lines. He received a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1948. His first novel, The Blessing Way, was published in 1971. During his lifetime, he wrote 29 books, including the popular 18-book mystery series featuring Navajo police officers Jim Chee and Joe Leaphorn, two non-series novels, two children's books, and nonfiction works.

This book comes from a private collection and is in very good to almost new condition. There are no markings, tape marks, etc. The only part of the book that shows it's age is the dust jacket, which has a few fold marks, tears, holes in the edges, etc. It looks like this book has never been read. Send me an email for photos and a better description.

Comments:

Manazar
I don't know how I missed it before but suspected I'd read it almost fifty years ago when it was first published. I hadn't. It reminded me of why I enjoyed Tony Hillerman. "The Blessing Way" had more of the culture of the Navajo than any Hillerman book I'd read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was a little rough, it was the first of the Navajo series and I believe the first book he'd had published. The writing was, in my opinion, excellent.

Later books became more focused on relationships but this one was a wonderful visit with the Navajo on their reservation.

I'll probably read it again.
Gelgen
I bought this book for a policeman of the Navajo Nation after being stopped and cited for exceeding the posted speed limit. As part of the process I enquired if the officer had ever read or heard of the Hillerman books about Lt Leaphorn or Officer Jim Chee,. They are fictional officers of the Navajo Nation police force. He had not. I, however, have read everyone in the series and they are among my all time favorite books. The Blessing Way is the first in this series and I felt the officer might like a read by an author known and celebrated as a mystery writer who set plot within a realistic framework of life in the desert of Arizona and New Mexico that is the Navajo Nation. I mailed the book to the office at his last know station. I know the book arrived. I have no idea if he has read it or not. YOU should buy and read it if you like a good police mystery. An added benefit is the reader will catch a glimpse into the Navajo culture. Plus, it is fun to visit some of the beautiful desert places Hillerman mentioned in the books.
Jairani
I am reading the Leaphorn Chee books in order.....I always loved the Southwest, since my first trip to and through in 1990. I decided after 25 plus years and reading two of Hillerman's books, to go back to the beginning and read them all. I enjoyed this book mostly. The setting, the descriptions of the landscape and people and their activities kept my attention. I am remembering that it was 1970 that this was published, because the cigarettes and the lack of dimension of the women characters, especially the white women, almost had me laughing out loud. The intricate details of Navajo ways were hard to keep separate and distinct, and did not necessarily move the plot along. I did however, enjoy reading the book, and will keep going to the next one in line.
Tolrajas
No reflection on this celebrated writer, it's my fault for "picking something different to read." I saw a couple of Leaphorn/Chee stories done on PBS and loved them. But reading this book was a different matter. I got bogged down and finally just ground to a halt by all the Indian ceremony and mysticism. I read only about 30% of the book, so this is only 70% of a review, I guess.
Saintrius
Despite the uninspired writing style, time and again Hillerman manages to throw us off his path of mysterious twists and turns. To be truthful, by the time the rather implausible denouement dragged itself around, I was too fatigued to care much.

As always, his knowledge of Navajo ways gives rise to some fascinating reading.
Phain
Where have I been???? I must be the only one on the planet just discovering this great author; sadly he has passed, but his daughter is continuing the characters. Love the mystery, the caring protagonist and the description of the 4 corners area. I have taught in Kayenta and Isleta, so this setting is so familiar to me. The author loved this area. :0)
Drelalak
Amazing book and writer. It’s a shame such talent is no longer with us. When he writes about the reservations in northern Arizona, I can assure you it’s like being there. I grew up visiting family on the res and know from experience there’s so much beauty along with natural danger. Fortunately, his daughter, Anne is also a wonderful writer. If you haven’t read his books, please do. You won’t be disappointed.
This is the first of Hillerman's Leaphorn series, and it's a good introduction to what to expect in the following books. I hadn't read this in a number of years so could appreciate how the writing and plots improve over the series. Here you'll meet Joe Leaphorn, begin to learn your way around the Navajo Nation, see how Tribal police interact with their constituency and other agencies, pick up some Navajo words and enjoy a good mystery. I recommend the entire series.

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