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The Falling Woman
by Pat Murphy | Literature & Fiction
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 4/11/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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I found this good-condition hardcover at a local Savers thrift shop, and was attracted by the Mayan-style artwork on the cover. Main character Elizabeth, an archaeologist, is recovering from a series of personal traumas by focusing on her work in the Yucatan on ancient Maya culture. But her personal troubles aren't over yet - and it seems she's also being visited by the spirit of a long-dead Maya priestess, who has things to teach her...

I liked the focus on the Mayan culture, with the nice touch of using different glyphs to ornament each new chapter. The excerpts from Elizabeth's notebooks are a nice way to insert factual tidbits without breaking out of the story. That said, I wasn't as interested in her family dynamics, and thought that the interplay of magical/mystical with real-world could have been more effective.  


Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine USA on Saturday, January 20, 2018

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Released 7 mos ago (1/20/2018 UTC) at Kittery Trading Post in Kittery, Maine USA

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I left this book on a bench outside Bob's Clam Hut near the Kittery Trading Post on this warm afternoon, while stopping by for some of their tasty seafood. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

*** Released for the 2018 Clean Start release challenge. *** 


Journal Entry 3 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Greenland, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, January 21, 2018

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I was enjoying my seafood at Bobs Clamhut as well and when we walked out my mom said oh somebody left their book and I screamed no momit's on a journey so I'm reading it now! I love it!! 


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