Gardens in the Dunes

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ISBN: 9781439127896
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Number of pages: 480
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman’s quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a “proper” young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.


Gardens in the Dunes

Filename: gardens-in-the-dunes.pdf
ISBN: 9780684863320
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Number of pages: 477
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB An Indian girl left orphaned after soldiers raid and destroy her village is adopted by a well-meaning American family, but she cannot forget her past and accept the white traditions and education they expect her to embrace. 35,000 first printing. Tour.


Gardens in the Dunes

Filename: gardens-in-the-dunes.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015046479468
Release Date: 1999-01
Number of pages: 479
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher:

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB An Indian girl left orphaned after soldiers raid and destroy her village is adopted by a well-meaning American family, but she cannot forget her past and accept the white traditions and education they expect her to embrace. 35,000 first printing. Tour.


Reading Leslie Marmon Silko

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ISBN: 8884924324
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 239
Author: Laura Coltelli
Publisher: Pisa University Press

Download and read online Reading Leslie Marmon Silko in PDF and EPUB Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna, b. 1949) has long been a significant contributor to modern American Indian literature. In this landmark volume, leading scholars from Europe and North America assess her career and growing legacy, focusing especially on her visionary novel,Gardens in the Dunes. Topics include the power of modern resistance, indigenous feminism, the role of history, the effects of European culture and history on her work, and the force of storytelling and nonlinear narration. These essays variously and insightfully illuminate the work and life of a remarkable Native writer in the twenty-first century.


Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko

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ISBN: 1578063019
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 200
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko in PDF and EPUB Offers insight into the author's life through her own words, providing information on her life in Albuquerque and her experiences as a women of mixed ancestry.


Leslie Marmon Silko s Gardens in the Dunes

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ISBN: OCLC:48107863
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 130
Author: Dana Lynn Sember
Publisher:

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Leslie Marmon Silko

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ISBN: 9781472523129
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Number of pages: 256
Author: David L. Moore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Leslie Marmon Silko in PDF and EPUB A major American writer at the turn of this millennium, Leslie Marmon Silko has also been one of the most powerful voices in the flowering of Native American literature since the publication of her 1977 novel Ceremony. This guide, with chapters written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explores Silko's major novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes as an entryway into the full body of her work that includes poetry, essays, short fiction, film, photography, and other visual art. These chapters map Silko's place in the broad context of American literary history. Further, they trace her pivotal role in prompting other Indigenous writers to enter the conversations she helped to launch. Along the way, the book engages her historical themes of land, ethnicity, race, gender, trauma, and healing, while examining her narrative craft and her mythic lyricism.


The Turquoise Ledge

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ISBN: 1101464585
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Number of pages: 336
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Turquoise Ledge in PDF and EPUB A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers. Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Silko weaves tales from her family's past into her observations, using the turquoise stones she finds on the walks to unite the strands of her stories, while the beauty and symbolism of the landscape around her, and of the snakes, birds, dogs, and other animals that share her life and form part of her family, figure prominently in her memories. Strongly influenced by Native American storytelling traditions, The Turquoise Ledge becomes a moving and deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world-of what these creatures and landscapes can communicate to us, and how they are all linked. The book is Silko's first extended work of nonfiction, and its ambitious scope, clear prose, and inventive structure are captivating. The Turquoise Ledge will delight loyal fans and new readers alike, and it marks the return of the unique voice and vision of a gifted storyteller.


Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

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ISBN: 9781439128329
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Number of pages: 208
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit in PDF and EPUB Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.


Oceanstory

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ISBN: 9781623730154
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Number of pages: 69
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Odyssey Editions

Download and read online Oceanstory in PDF and EPUB A new novella from the acclaimed author of Ceremony, and Almanac of the Dead. Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of the novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. She has also written many short stories, poems and essays, and her most recent book is a memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and an NEA fellowship, Silko lives in Tucson, Arizona, on the boundary of Saguaro National Park West.


Almanac of the Dead

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ISBN: UTEXAS:059173000161004
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 763
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher:

Download and read online Almanac of the Dead in PDF and EPUB Seese, a survivor of the dangerous world of drug dealing, takes a job as a secretary to Lecha, an old woman who is suspected of being a witch


Heartsong

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ISBN: 9781782112280
Release Date: 2013-05-16
Number of pages: 208
Author: James Welch
Publisher: Canongate Books

Download and read online Heartsong in PDF and EPUB At once tragic and up-lifting, Heartsong tells the story of an Oglala Sioux who travels the extraordinary geographical and cultural distance from tribal life in South Dakota to surviving by his wits on the streets of Marseilles. Marooned after a horse-riding accident, Charging Elk struggles for survival in an alien world. Scared, disoriented and hamstrung by bureaucratic red tape, he becomes embroiled in a shocking murder and love affair that will change his life - beyond his wildest imaginings. Welch has produced a haunting epic of culture shock, discovery and personal redemption.


Ecotopia

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ISBN: 0307574563
Release Date: 2009-12-16
Number of pages: 192
Author: Ernest Callenbach
Publisher: Bantam

Download and read online Ecotopia in PDF and EPUB A novel both timely and prophetic, Ernest Callenbach’s Ecotopia is a hopeful antidote to the environmental concerns of today, set in an ecologically sound future society. Hailed by the Los Angeles Times as the “newest name after Wells, Verne, Huxley, and Orwell,” Callenbach offers a visionary blueprint for the survival of our planet . . . and our future. Ecotopia was founded when northern California, Oregon, and Washington seceded from the Union to create a “stable-state” ecosystem: the perfect balance between human beings and the environment. Now, twenty years later, this isolated, mysterious nation is welcoming its first officially sanctioned American visitor: New York Times-Post reporter Will Weston. Skeptical yet curious about this green new world, Weston is determined to report his findings objectively. But from the start, he’s alternately impressed and unsettled by the laws governing Ecotopia’s earth-friendly agenda: energy-efficient “mini-cities” to eliminate urban sprawl, zero-tolerance pollution control, tree worship, ritual war games, and a woman-dominated government that has instituted such peaceful revolutions as the twenty-hour workweek and employee ownership of farms and businesses. His old beliefs challenged, his cynicism replaced by hope, Weston meets a sexually forthright Ecotopian woman and undertakes a relationship whose intensity will lead him to a critical choice between two worlds. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Wild Garden Weekends

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ISBN: 0957157398
Release Date: 2015-04-13
Number of pages: 256
Author: Tania Pascoe
Publisher:

Download and read online Wild Garden Weekends in PDF and EPUB This British travel guide charts lesser known gardens, spectacular meadows, the best kitchen garden food, plus wild places to camp and stay. From traditional cottage gardens and walled-gardens, to newly designed gardens planted for bees and nature, it will appeal to garden-lovers, foodies and nature-lovers of all ages.


American Plants for American Gardens

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ISBN: 0820340561
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Number of pages: 176
Author: Edith A. Roberts
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Download and read online American Plants for American Gardens in PDF and EPUB Undeservedly out of print for decades, American Plants for American Gardens was one of the first popular books to promote the use of plant ecology and native plants in gardening and landscaping. Emphasizing the strong links between ecology and aesthetics, nature and design, the book demonstrates the basic, practical application of ecological principles to the selection of plant groups or "associations" that are inherently suited to a particular climate, soil, topography, and lighting. Specifically, American Plants for American Gardens focuses on the vegetation concentrated in the northeastern United States, but which extends from the Atlantic Ocean west to the Alleghenies and south to Georgia. The plant community settings featured include the open field, hillside, wood and grove, streamside, ravine, pond, bog, and seaside. Plant lists and accompanying texts provide valuable information for the design and management of a wide range of project types: residential properties, school grounds, corporate office sites, roadways, and parks. In his introduction, Darrel G. Morrison locates American Plants for American Gardens among a handful of influential early books advocating the protection and use of native plants--a major area of interest today among serious gardeners, landscape architects, nursery managers, and students of ecology, botany, and landscape design. Included is an appendix of plant name changes that have occurred since the book's original publication in 1929. Ahead of their time in many ways, Edith A. Roberts and Elsa Rehmann can now speak to new generations of ecologically conscious Americans.