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The Wood Wife - Terri Windling
The Wood Wife
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Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and her dream. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life--and... show more
Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and her dream. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life--and death.Maggie is astonish by the power of this harsh but beautiful land and captivated by the uncommon people who call it home--especially Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert's special power.As she reads Cooper's letters and learns the secrets of his life, Maggie comes face-to-face withe the wild, ancient spirits of the desert--and discovers the hidden power at its heart, a power that will take her on a journey like no other.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765302939 (0765302934)
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Jema reads rated it
Re-reading it for the book club. Was 15 years since the last time, will be nice to see if I love it as much this time around.
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Enjoyed it very much. Mystical-based urban fantasy, or rater, rural fantasy, as it largely takes place in a remote area of Arizona. Although this book was enjoyable once I sat down and made some uninterrupted time for it, I found the writing occasionally sermonizing, such as when a character is maki...
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Winner of the Mythopoeic Award.I really wish I hadn't read this so close to Charles DeLint's 'Memory and Dream'. It was written two years later (in 1996), and DeLint did a blurb for it, so I suppose he deserves credit - but the theme of this story is extremely similar. Both novels deal with the conc...
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5.0 The Wood Wife
"The Wood Wife" is one of those books that changed the face of American Literature. It was voted one of the 100 Best Books of the 20th Century (http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/) right between "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison and "The Magus" by John Fowles. It also won the 1997 M...
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