- Copertina flessibile: 281 pagine
- Editore: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edizione (21 maggio 2013)
- Lingua: Inglese
- ISBN-10: 1484122925
- ISBN-13: 978-1484122921
- Peso di spedizione: 503 g
Rain Clouds over Zuni Station (Inglese) Copertina flessibile – 21 mag 2013
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"Ti preghiamo di riprovare"
Catherine Koons Hubbard spent several summers teaching environmental education in northwestern New Mexico, and was once an intern at a field station in the high desert of eastern Oregon. She currently works at a nature preschool overlooking Lake Michigan. Catherine resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and daughter and an aged dachshund named Augie.
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On another level, it is a rich chronicle of the creation of the world, a culture, and specific Native American people. Anyone interested in anthropology, archaeology, and Native American history will enjoy this facet of the novel. Vivid descriptions of ceremonies, as well as captivating re-tellings of creation myths, add color and history.
Finally, it teaches us about the natural history of the SW desert. Koons Hubbard inserts intellectual gems so smoothly within Megan's tale, that our appreciation of her surroudings grows as hers does. Just as Megan learns to see beauty and life in the desert, so do our images of the desert become enriched and populated with the diversity of organisms that make up such a complicated, but beautiful ecosystem.
With captivating imagery, believable characters, and an engaging plot line, I highly recommend this book to people of all ages with a spectrum of interests.
It has a great setting and rich characters.
Although the events are a little more subtle than what I'm used to -- not
to spoil anything, but there's no Quentin Tarantino style bloodbath at the
end, more of the opposite in terms of healing and reconciliation --
there's an uplifting plot that includes some memorable struggles (that I
could certainly relate to) regarding the perils of relationships as you
enter adulthood and beyond.
It is also notably not overwrought with pretentious melodrama like other
books in this genre I've tried to leaf through. The added mystery helps
keep your attention too.
I got a little confused over the linear jumps and loose ends with some of
the side characters, but I guess wanting for more flashbacks and
exposition than are included in the novel is probably a good thing.
All in all a worthy read for just about anyone.
The bulk of the story is based in New Mexico and has lots of references to Navajo and Zuni life and culture, which added such a wonderful extra element to the story. The author's description really brought everything to life, so in addition to reading a fabulous story, you can also feel like you're on a bit of a vacation!