Animal Dreams

Animal Dreams

A Novel

Large Print - 2005
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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

HARPERCOLL

"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 ofThe Bean Trees and Homeland and Other Stories sustains her familiar voice while giving readers her most remarkable book yet.



Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, cr2005, c1990
ISBN: 9780060921149
0060921145
9780060163501
006016350X
Branch Call Number: KIN
Characteristics: xxi, 352 p. ; 24 cm

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CarleeMcDot
Aug 27, 2018

A friend of mine had read this book on a recent backpacking/ camping trip and thought I would really enjoy it. I was stoked that our library had it, especially since it was originally written in 1991. I was hoping to love this one (since my friend had talked it up so much), but I would say it wasn't my favorite. Don't get me wrong, it was still really good, but the storyline didn't get me hooked like some of my recent reads had. I love that it was about a strong woman finding her place in the world, how it incorporated topics such as politics, water rights, Native Americans, etc, and how all of the characters felt extremely real and relatable. The story itself is fiction, but the underlying themes are just as real today as they were in the 90s and beyond. I think the slower pace of the book might have been what didn't have me absolutely loving it, but I still flew through it in a day and a half or so. I would give it a 7 out of 10.

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Nubia
Aug 18, 2010

This book was really well written. I liked the way the author wrote it. It had many details. I personally liked the way Codi knew how to take care of her life. Even though when she was young, she made mistakes in her life. However the story is really interesting, and I recommend people to read it, if they like stories about making mistakes, but at the end realizing that people can do better in life, and starting a new life, just like Codi did. But suddenly, ending up again with the past, and knowing how to get out of all the problems again, and working in something useful, like Codi did teaching at a High School, and meeting someone that loved her.

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