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Big Library Read: A Snake Falls to Earth

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Big Library Read: A Snake Falls to Earth

Are you ready for the next Big Library Read? From November 2-16, Darcie Little Badger’s indigenous fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, will be available without waiting on the Libby app or by visiting Readers from around the globe can then discuss the novel online at or by using #biglibraryread on social media.

If you are interested in reading a physical copy of A Snake Falls to Earth, or have finished it and are looking for something similar, check out some of the selections below by other Native American authors. Click on the book title to place a hold on a physical copy through the Evergreen catalog.


Book cover for A Snake Falls to Earth. A young woman in a yellow tank top and rust skirt listens through a pair of headphones. A snake curls around her feet

A Snake Falls to Earth, Darcie Little Badger

Nina is a Lipan girl in our world who believes in the old stories, knowing there’s something more out there. Oli is a cottonmouth kid from the land of spirits and monsters. Like all cottonmouths, he’s been cast from home but found a new one on the banks of the bottomless lake. Nina and Oli have no idea the other exists until their worlds are driven together by catastrophe and sickness. There are some, however, who will kill to keep the worlds and the pair apart.


Book cover for Black Sun. A raven flies out from the bottom half of a feminine face. Behind the raven a sliver of sun peeks out behind the total darkness of the moon, creating an eclipse.

Black Sun, Rebecca Roanhorse

The winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse. This rare celestial event is proscribed by the Sun Priest to be an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova, set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind. Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger, Serapio, is a young man, blind, scarred, and cloaked in destiny. As Xiala well knows, when a man is described as harmless, he usually ends up being a villain.


Book cover for My Heart is a Chainsaw. The white background is torn like paper with red peeking out, going through the title of the title of the book.

My Heart Is a Chainsaw, Stephen Graham Jones

You won’t find a more hardcore eighties slasher fan than high school senior Jade Daniels. You also won’t find a place less supportive of girls who wear torn T-shirts and too much eyeliner than Proofrock, Idaho. Situated in Pleasant Valley, this small town is home to Camp Blood – the site of a massacre fifty years ago – and Terra Nova, a construction project that aims to be a modern-day Camelot. If finished, Terra Nova would overshadow Proofrock, but bodies are stacking up fast. Jade might be getting just what she’s been wishing for: a slasher come to wreak havoc and dispense its violent brand of justice. Will Jade’s encyclopedic knowledge of horror movies keep her survive? Can she stop this?

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