Gardens in the Dunes

Gardens in the Dunes

Book - 1999
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An Indian girl left orphaned after soldiers raid and destroy her village is adopted by a well-meaning American family, but she cannot forget her past and accept the white traditions and education they expect her to embrace.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, c1999
ISBN: 9780684811543
0684811545
9780684863320
0684863324
Branch Call Number: Fiction Silko
Characteristics: 479 p. ; 25 cm

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kathylou
Jul 07, 2017

Book #3 of "my next five books". The story is good and so are the characters but the writing is lifeless. Multiple back stories and side stories that could have been covered by a paragraph or two take up pages. The connection between the multiple gardens and cultivation methods seems strained and teachy/preachy. I enjoyed the first of the book focusing on Indigo, her family, and the Sand Lizard People. When I finally got to the last third of the book, I found I was skipping ahead so much that I just gave it up.
Silko published a book a year later called "Ceremony" that was a great read.

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