Animal Dreams (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages
21 Reviews

"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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User Review  - Debra Anne - Goodreads

Animal Dreams has everything in it that I love about Kingsolver's writing -- her vision-filled writing style, and sense of place. I loved immersing myself in the Latino-spiced culture, and the Native ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

This is far and away my favorite book. Yes, asking an avid reader to choose a favorite is like asking a parent to choose a favorite child, I know. But this book. This is the book that made me start re ... Read full review

Contents

The Night of All Souls
3
Hallies Bones
7
HOMERO
17
The Flood
19
Killing Chickens
25
The Semilla Besada
37
The Miracle
52
Poison Ground
55
COSIMA
175
Bleeding Hearts
177
Peacock Ladies at the Cafe Gertrude Stein
197
Ground Orientation
211
The Bread Girl
233
HOMERO
251
The Scream
253
COSIMA
257

Pictures
66
The Bones in Gods Backyard
80
HOMERO
97
The Mask
99
COSIMA
101
A River on the Moon
103
Animal Dreams
121
Crybabies
139
COSIMA
147
Day of the Dead
149
HOMERO
169
Mistakes
173
The Tissue of Hearts
259
Endangered Places
275
The Souls of Beasts
291
The Luckiest Person Alive
309
Flight
314
The Fifty Mothers
332
HOMERO
339
Human Remains
341
COSIMA
347
Day of All Souls
349
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About the author (2009)

Barbara Kingsolver's work has been translated into more than twenty languages and has earned a devoted readership at home and abroad. 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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