The Turquoise Ledge

A Memoir
Product Number: EB00398465
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101464588
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers. Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Silko weaves tales from her family's past into her observations, using the turquoise stones she finds on the walks to unite the strands of her stories, while the beauty and symbolism of the landscape around her, and of the snakes, birds, dogs, and other animals that share her life and form part of her family, figure prominently in her memories. Strongly influenced by Native American storytelling traditions, The Turquoise Ledge becomes a moving and deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world-of what these creatures and landscapes can communicate to us, and how they are all linked. The book is Silko's first extended work of nonfiction, and its ambitious scope, clear prose, and inventive structure are captivating. The Turquoise Ledge will delight loyal fans and new readers alike, and it marks the return of the unique voice and vision of a gifted storyteller.

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Author(s): Leslie Marmon Silko
Original Publish Date: Oct 07, 2010

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Author(s): Leslie Marmon Silko
Narrator(s): Alma Cuervo
Product Number C5297
Released: May 03, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449856601
eAudio
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Author(s): Leslie Marmon Silko
Narrator(s): Alma Cuervo
Product Number Z00195
Released: Aug 01, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461832393
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Leslie Marmon Silko
Narrator(s): Alma Cuervo
Product Number MP358
Released: Jun 27, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461816690

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