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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.
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.
Poor Richard's got a mention in the British newspaper, The Guardian.
We live in an age of visual noise, responding to flashing graphics, electronic devices and fast-moving video.
This constant stimulation makes it hard to remember that our eyes can be a source of rest. The quieter, simpler things we so often overlook can be the ones to refresh and restore us.
Each of these prompt invites your attention to a small detail over the course of a single day, and to write briefly about what you see. This mindfulness practice will retrain your eye and bring you closer to your sprititual and creative center.
Suzanne Gray of Frankfort is the creator of RoamingArts.com a blog devoted to creative living. Her blog was nominated and a finalist for the Best Art Blog in the Weblog 2014 Awards.
Richard Taylor has done it again- another book of poetry! You can get a SIGNED copy of Rain Shadow in the store for only $18.00 (plus tax). Come get yours today!
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Comments on Rain Shadow
"The poems come from solitude and close study of the immediate world with things in it, living and dying. Richard Taylor makes this exalted state seem perfectly natural."
" Rain Shadow contains some of Taylor's strongest work. And though it's his nature poems I love best here, there are pleasures on every page."
- Jeff Worley
"This book explains much, / including how each of us / becomes each. The mortality of people, the immortality of suffering. The interaction of shadow and light."