Buffalo Spirits

Buffalo Spirits Selected from than one thousand entries this compelling debut novel begins with the sentence Going home is better than being home Seeking spiritual rejuvenation a Chicago journalist returns to her

  • Title: Buffalo Spirits
  • Author: ElizabethBlack
  • ISBN: 9781586540326
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Selected from than one thousand entries, this compelling debut novel begins with the sentence, Going home is better than being home Seeking spiritual rejuvenation, a Chicago journalist returns to her vanished childhood farm in Dodge City to reconnect with family, what family is left, and her childhood Familiar, a young Indian girl In the process, she uncovers an oSelected from than one thousand entries, this compelling debut novel begins with the sentence, Going home is better than being home Seeking spiritual rejuvenation, a Chicago journalist returns to her vanished childhood farm in Dodge City to reconnect with family, what family is left, and her childhood Familiar, a young Indian girl In the process, she uncovers an old mystery dating back to the land of the farm before white people wrested it away from Native Americans She also uncovers painful but necessary truths about her own heritage Black beautifully and hauntingly depicts the majesty of the Great Plains Elizabeth Black is a graphic artist and designer who has also written for every major Chicago newspaper.

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    1. engaging read, hard to put down. Ks author . Moves back and forth in time and viewpoint, tracing the effects of forced removal of indigenous people, irrigation and agribusiness livestock operations on western Ks in sometimes harrowing detail. highly recommended.

    2. This is a very passionate book alternating between two protagonists. Most of the story is told from the perspective of the author, a white woman living today. A few chapters are told from a Native American woman who survived the forced move to “Indian Territory” in Oklahoma. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes Barbara Kingsolver; their styles are similar. This very intense novel fits into many different fiction categories: Kansas history, Kansas environment, Native American hist [...]

    3. Detailed, sensory language about the simplicity of growing up on the plains of Kansas. Who could ever find this interesting? Those of us with roots in this flatland, with similar preoccupations with the natural world of wind, buffalo grass, and meadowlarks will appreciate how the author slows us down to read about her childhood. Similarities to Kent Haruf without his technical skills in dialogue.

    4. I loved this book but recommend it with reservation to my Pennsylvania friends because it is about the Great Plains. The author does a wonderful job creating "place". Several in my book group found it hard to get into; but if you perservere, you will be rewarded.

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