2012 - So Far, So Good

by Ralph Salisbury

So Far, So Good
"From birth to adolescence to war and back again, Salisbury hones in on the quieter moments of life. Steering clear of melodrama, he depicts a world captured in sepia tones, in which understated prose and humble observations best reflect the world that passed him by. . . . Stylistically simple yet structurally complex, Salisbury's latest installment reads as a final chapter to a long, lauded literary life."—Kirkus
"An important glimpse into 20th-century Midwestern life, this book will also be an important addition to the canon of Native American literature."—Library Journal
"[Salisbury's] memoir is a remarkable mosaic of his childhood, his service in World War II and his career as an intellectual."—Katie Schneider, Oregonian

"The end result of Salisbury's narrative is to intelligently press us into a recognition of the importance of lived experience and urge an active engagement with our collective past, present and as-yet-to-be-created future."—Elizabeth Wilkinson, Star Tribune

"Don't miss out on the life of Mr. Ralph J. Salisbury. . . . This memoir will take you on a journey into American history."—Night Owl Reviews
“Ralph Salisbury’s So Far, So Good will take its place beside Scott Momaday’sThe Names and Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave as a major addition to the ever-growing genre of contemporary Native American autobiography.”—Geary Hobson, author of Plain of Jars and Other Stories
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