Damien went for Trask, the historical novel from the 1960s about Elbridge Trask, who settled in Oregon in 1848. (Turns out the Trask river in northwest Oregon was named after him — who knew?). Sheri went with Counting Coup: A True Story of Basketball & Honor on the Little Big Horn. In it, author Larry Colton tells the story of Sharon LaForge, a young Native American woman who is from the Crow reservation in Montana. He follows her season as she plays basketball, and the trajectory of her life once she’s off the court.