This month I am recommending MINK RIVER by Brian Doyle. I heard Brian speak at an author even on the Oregon Coast last fall and I was blown away by his presentation. Part performance artist, part wild man, part actor and seer, he was the most exciting writer I have seen in a long time. So I read his book. It is about Native Americans living in the tiny community of Mink River, a crow who not only speaks but saves the day, a bear that helps carry out the wounded and so many other poetic and wonderful forms of magic realism and fantasy I cannot begin to count them. It is about small lives and big dreams, and I am betting you have never read anything like it.