Douglas & McIntyre
One Story, One Song

Book details:

February 2011
ISBN 978-1-55365-506-0
Hardcover
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
216 pages
Cultural Studies
Biography & Autobiography
$29.95 CAD

Awards

  • Richard Wagamese's "One Story, One Song" wins the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature

Douglas & McIntyre

One Story, One Song

A new collection of warm, wise and inspiring stories from the author of the bestselling One Native Life.

Since its publication in 2008, readers and reviewers have embraced Richard Wagamese’s One Native Life. “In quiet tones and luminous language,” wrote the Winnipeg Free Press, “Wagamese shares his hurts and joys, inviting readers to find the ways in which they are joined to him and to consider how they might be joined to others.”

In this new book, Richard Wagamese again invites readers to accompany him on his travels. This time, his focus is on stories: how they shape us, how they empower us, how they change our lives. Ancient and contemporary, cultural and spiritual, funny and sad, the tales are grouped according to the four Ojibway storytelling principles: balance, harmony, knowledge and intuition.

Whether the topic is learning from his grade five teacher about Martin Luther King, gleaning understanding from a wolf track, lighting a fire for the first time without matches or finding the universe in an eagle feather, these stories exhibit the warmth, wisdom and generosity that made One Native Life so popular. As always, in these pages, the land serves as Wagamese’s guide. And as always, he finds that true home means not only community but conversation—good, straight-hearted talk about important things. We all need to tell our stories, he says. Every voice matters.

About the Author

Richard  Wagamese

Richard Wagamese

Richard Wagamese (1955–2017), an Ojibway from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, was recognized as one of Canada's foremost First Nations ...

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News & Events for One Story, One Song

  • Richard Wagamese, 1955-2017: A Great Loss Read more >>
  • Richard Wagamese Wins the Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature Read more >>
  • Richard Wagamese at VIWF Incite Tonight! Read more >>
  • Richard Wagamese is selected as a recipient of the 2012 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards Read more >>
  • One Story, One Song wins the 2011 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. Read more >>
  • Richard Wagamese to Headline Bruce Hutchison Memorial Lecture at Sechelt Festival Read more >>