Animal Dreams

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HarperCollins, Jun 21, 1991 - Fiction - 368 pages
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"Animals dream about the things they do in the day time just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life." So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Loyd's advice is painfully out of her reach. Dreamless and at the end of her rope, Codi comes back to Grace, Arizona to confront her past and face her ailing, distant father. What the finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe, some startling clues to her own identity, and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life. Blending flashbacks, dreams, and Native American legends, Animal Dreams is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life's largest commitments. With this work, the acclaimed author of The Bean Trees and Homeland and Other Stories sustains her familiar voice while giving readers her most remarkable book yet.

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Really enjoyed this--beautiful writing and imagery. - Goodreads
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Romantic. A well-written love story. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Soozee - Goodreads

I love the way Barbara Kingsolver wields a sentence. Her flowing words put wonderfully clear pictures in my head. Read full review

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User Review  - Connie Regan - Goodreads

This book has everything--social justice in Nicaragua, environmental concerns in Codi's Arizona hometown, an ailing father and a love story. Read full review

About the author (1991)

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership at home and abroad. In 2000 she was awarded the National Humanities Medal, our country's highest honor for service through the arts. She received the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for the body of her work, and in 2010 won Britain's Orange Prize for The Lacuna. Before she made her living as a writer, Kingsolver earned degrees in biology and worked as a scientist. She now lives with her family on a farm in southern Appalachia.

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