Tales from the Blue Archives

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 1997 - Fiction - 272 pages
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In his instant classicImagining Argentina,Larry Thornton galvanized American readers in his award-winning portrait of the lingering after-effects of Argentina's Dirty War. He continued his extraordinary saga inNaming the Spirits.Now he brings the trilogy to its mesmerizing climax in a haunting tale of family, love, and restitution. For more than ten years, Dolores Masson has joined the women who march in Buenos Aires' great square in memory of the Disappeared--the legions of family and loved ones who vanished without a trace at the hands of the military regime during Argentina's Dirty War. And every week she visits the house where Carlos and Teresa Rueda sometimes offer mystical visions that locate the Disappeared. Dolores has nearly lost hope when Teresa one night utters the whereabouts of those Dolores has spent the last year in search of--the two infant grandsons who vanished without a trace when their mother was abducted. This crystalline vision sets in motion an inexorable chain of events in which Dolores will regain custody of the boys, now teenagers, who have no memory of her or their parents; in which the general who masterminded their abduction will find his world imploding; and in which the only parents the boys have ever known will be torn apart by hatred, anger, and remorse. With the same breathtaking lyricism and emotional insight that madeImagining ArgentinaandNaming the Spiritsunforgettable reading experiences for legions of readers,Tales from the Blue Archivesshows one of our most gifted novelists at the height of his powers.

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In his third book in a trilogy about human rights issues during the 1976 civil war in Argentina, the author combines pathos with irresistible suspense. Readers experience very personally the cruel ... Read full review

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I loved how this book played out. I loved how the birds, the earring traveled across books. A satisfying ending to the trilogy although I am very sad to see it end. Thank you Thank you Thank you to my fellow CLBBer's (Jeanette and Bob)who pointed me in Lawrence Thornton's direction. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1997)

Lawrence Thornton's novels include the critically acclaimed "Imagining Argentina." The recipient of many prestigious awards, including the PEN/Hemingway Award and Guggenheim and NEA fellowships, Thornton lives in Claremont, California.

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