The Land of Little Rain (Google eBook)
Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) moved with her family from Illinois to the desert on the edge of the San Joaquin Valley in 1888. In the next fifteen years she moved from one desert community to another, working on her sketches of desert and Indian life. Spending the last years of her life in Santa Fe, Austin remained a lifelong defender of Native Americans and was recoginzed as an expert in Native American poetry. The land of little rain (1903), Austin's first book, focuses on the arid and semi-arid regions of California between the High Sierras south of Yosemite: the Ceriso, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert; and towns such as Jimville, Kearsarge, and Las Uvas. She writes of the region's climate, plants, and animals and of its people: the Ute, Paiute, Mojave, and Shoshone tribes; European-American gold prospectors and borax miners; and descendants of Hispanic settlers.
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Review: The Land of Little RainUser Review - Layla Hughes - Goodreads
Actual rating : 2.5 stars. I would have given it two stars, except for the educational value. I just could not connect with the authors writing. Dull, bland and it could have been told better. But something I'd recommend, it was "just okay" in my opinion. Read full review
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The 1950 edition which includes photos from Ansel Adams. p24. "The Pocket Hunter" " "...a labor that drove him to the use of pack animals to whom thorns were a relish." P72 "No doubt the labor of ... Read full review
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The Land of Little Rain: The Land of Little Rain
THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN. The Land of Little Rain. East away from the Sierras, south from Panamint and Amargosa, east and south many an uncounted mile, ...
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Literary Encyclopedia: The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain (1903), a collection of fourteen sketches, is considered by many to be Mary Austin's masterpiece and a classic in the field of ...
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Mary Austin, The Land of Little Rain (1903)
THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN. East away from the Sierras, south from Panamint and Amargosa, east and south many an uncounted mile, is the Country of Lost Borders ...
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JSTOR: The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin
THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN by Mary Austin In this bicentennial year as we reassess the Indians' role in our heritage, The Land of Little Rain, first published ...
Mary Austin : The Land of Little Rain
The Land of Little Rain. Country of Lost Borders. Relate to naming in preface—God names things and creates them—nameless and lawless and borderless ...
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Term papers on 'The Land of Little Rain', 'The Land of Little Rain ...
This paper reviews and discusses the book, 'The Land of Little Rain' by Mary Austin. According to the paper, Austin's book is an observer's unique tale of ...
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The Land of Little Rain by Mary Austin at Questia Online Library
A stunning tribute to the savage beauty of the area known as Death Valley. To most travelers it is a parched, empty territory, unwelcoming and forgiving
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Sunstone Press - THE LAND OF LITTLE RAIN
Sunstone Press offers a wide range of mainstream topics and themes - both fiction and non-fiction
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The Land of Little Rain - Mary Austin - Terry Tempest Williams ...
In this turn-of-the-century desert hymn, Austin -- a writer and naturalist who accompanied her husband to Death Valley in the 1890s -- finds a vibrant ...
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ABOUT AUTHORS.; What Some of Them Are Saying, Writing, or Planning.
MARY AUSTIN, author of "The Land of Little Rain," has just finished her new romance of Southern California and Mexico, which is to appear serially in The ...
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