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Author: N. Scott Momaday Narrator: N. Scott Momaday Publisher: Caedmon Audio Length: Release Date: November 2020 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780063009356

Publisher Description

"Dazzling. . . . In glittering prose, Momaday recalls stories passed down through generations, illuminating the earth as a sacrosanct place of wonder and abundance. At once a celebration and a warning, Earth Keeper is an impassioned defense of all that our endangered planet stands to lose." — Esquire

A magnificent testament to the earth, from Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and poet N. Scott Momaday.

One of the most distinguished voices in American letters, N. Scott Momaday has devoted much of his life to celebrating and preserving Native American culture, especially its oral tradition. A member of the Kiowa tribe who was born and grew up on Indian reservations throughout the Southwest, Momaday has an intimate connection to the land he knows well and loves deeply. 

In Earth Keeper: Reflections on the American Land, he reflects on his native ground and its influence on his people. “When I think about my life and the lives of my ancestors, I am inevitably led to the conviction that I, and they, belong to the American land. This is a declaration of belonging. And it is an offering to the earth.” he writes.

Momaday recalls stories of his childhood, stories that have been passed down through generations, stories that reveal a profound and sacred connection to the American landscape and a reverence for the natural world. 

In this moving and lyrical book, which includes original artwork by the author, Momaday offers an homage and a warning. He reminds us that the Earth is a sacred place of wonder and beauty; a source of strength and healing that must be protected before it’s too late. As he so eloquently and simply expresses, we must all be keepers of the earth.

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Quotes

  • “A timely meditation on the natural world — as well as what we stand to lose as the climate changes.”

    - New York Times
  • “Essays as multilayered and majestic as the landscape that has been present in everything that Momaday has written.”

    - Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • “In glittering prose, Momaday recalls stories passed down through generations, illuminating the earth as a sacrosanct place of wonder and abundance.”

    - Esquire
  • “N. Scott Momaday’s deep, distinctive voice draws listeners into his reflections on a remembered Earth…Listeners will be enthralled as they share his personal quest and his vision of the American West.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Poets and storytellers have always reminded us of our spiritual connections to the land and the world around us…Momaday skillfully continues this tradition in Earth Keeper.”

    - Robert Redford, American actor, director, and activist
  • “Using lyrical, heartfelt language, [Momaday] looks back on a life lived close to nature, and on the joy that natural wonders have given him…Readers will find Momaday’s words refreshing and comforting.”

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards

  • Finalist for the 2021 Reading the West Book Award
  • An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

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About the Author

N. Scott Momaday is an internationally renowned poet, novelist, artist, teacher, and storyteller whose works celebrate and preserve Native American heritage. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel House Made of Dawn and is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the Academy of American Poets Prize, the National Medal of Arts, the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation’s Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, and the 2021 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. A longtime professor of English and American literature, he earned his PhD from Stanford University and retired as regents professor at the University of Arizona.