Coyote Waits (Paperback)
|Author: Tony Hillerman|
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|Jim Chee is torn between his role as the prosecutions star witness against the man charged with killing his best friend and his own investigation of the crime. Reissue *Author: Hillerman, Tony *Publication Date: 2009/06/01 *Number of Pages: 321 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 4.00 *Height: 7.00|
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Jim Chee is torn between his role as the prosecution's star witness against the man charged with killing his best friend and his own investigation of the crime. Reissue
Tony Hillerman grew up in Sacred Heart, Oklahoma, a small, mostly Catholic town that had not long before been Indian territory. His parents ran a modest general store and sent him off as a small boy to be educated at a boarding school for Indian girls, where many of his friends were Seminole and Patowatomi Indians. While attending Oklahoma State University, Hillerman enlisted in U.S. Infantry and won numerous medals during World War II, including a Purple Heart for injuries he suffered to his head and legs. Eloquent letters written home to his mother prompted a reporter to encourage him to follow a literary career. In 1948 he received a B.A. in journalism and began working as a reporter in Texas, Oklahoma, and eventually Sante Fe, New Mexico. He settled down there for many years, earning a graduate degree at the University of New Mexico, where he eventually became a professor and chairman of the Journalism Department. In the 1960s, Hillerman began writing his Native American mysteries starring Navajo detectives Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee, novels which slowly gained notoriety until he became not only a nationally best-selling author, but also a critically acclaimed writer who was popular with both reviewers and the Navajo Nation. It bestowed an award upon him in 1987 in recognition of his accurate and compassionate portrayal of the Navajo people. Amongst all the accolades he received, this recognition from the Navajo made him most proud. Hillerman past away in October 2008 of pulmonary failure.