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The Resource Animal dreams, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Animal dreams, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver

Label
Animal dreams
Title
Animal dreams
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this skillfully told novel by the author of The Bean Trees, a young woman returns to her hometown to care for her father and, without knowing it, herself. As usual, Codi is seeking to avoid life, but instead she finds plenty of it. She begins a complicated romance with a former boyfriend, corresponds with her sister, Hallie, who is kidnapped and then murdered in Nicaragua, tries to convince her father that his declining mental abilities are interfering with his work as a physician, and attempts to save the town from the evil Black Mountain Mining Company, which is poisoning the river and threatening the region's future. In alternating chapters, Kingsolver gives us Codi and her father, Homer, adroitly melding two viewpoints of one history. The book's southwestern setting proves particularly evocative: lush hot springs, dramatic vistas, and ancient pueblos are ideal envelopes for characters in deep introspection or loving embrace. The mixed Anglo and native American culture is equally colorful and unusually well developed. It's hard to find fault with this book--it manages to push all our emotional buttons without sacrificing fine craftsmanship
Summary
Hallie Nodine fights for justice in Nicaragua while her sister, Codi, returns to Arizona to confront her dying father, as myths, dreams, and flashbacks blend to examine life's commitments
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
ALA Notable Book, 1991.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
038325
Cataloging source
NjSoBT
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
790
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3561.I496
LC item number
A86 1991
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
790
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Animal dreams, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18234657
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780060921149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(AU)bl 99717764
Label
Animal dreams, a novel by Barbara Kingsolver
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
18234657
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
viii, 342 pages
Isbn
9780060921149
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(AU)bl 99717764

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