Author of The Insufficiency of Maps
"Pierce's language is pure poetry. A haunting novel of a young girl coping with a troubled history -- both hers and her people's -- The Insufficiency of Maps is a lyrical ghost dance of words." (Summer 2007 Selection) Read the full reviewThe Barnes & Noble Review from Discover Great New Writers
Pierce’s striking debut introduces readers to five-year-old Alice, a young Native American girl whose short life has been lived entirely through the looking glass. Hers is a hardscrabble, itinerant life in a surreal desert wonderland of lonely bus stops and ramshackle trailer parks in the American West.