By Michael D. Schaffer
Both come from American Indian author Sherman Alexie, and both have won major literary awards.
Mayor Nutter announces the selections Tuesday morning at the Free Library of Philadelphia, which sponsors "One Book, One Philadelphia" in conjunction with his office.
One of the books is War Dances, a collection of short stories and poems published last year and winner of the 2010 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
The other, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel for teens published in 2007, won a National Book Award.