Sisters of Grass
3 journalers for this copy...
"Nature is an exotic ingredient in this delightful imagined account of a young girl's awakening to womanhood a hundred years ago. Theresa Kishkan's prose is lyrical and exquisite. A book to treasure."
Nature an exotic ingredient?
Excuse me? Step out your door and there it is. Nothing remotely exotic about that. We are not introducing palm trees here, now are we?
Silly review. Anyway, only the word 'nature' is enough for me to pick up this book at a second hand book sale. Be it exotic or not.
The sisters refer to two girls, one from the nineteenth century, the other contemporary, who are both connected to the same land, the rolling plains of - now where was it again? The story describes the early life of the teenager, who is growing up in a rural family, riding horses, falling in love, learning the tribal wisdom from her Indian grandmother. The other describes the work and thoughts of a museum employee, who is designing an exhibition of old rural household textiles. She visits the same area where the girl grew up.
The ending is quite an anticlimax. An easy way out perhaps?
Journal Entry 3
Jane Goodall Instituut in Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands on Monday, August 01, 2005
Released 13 yrs ago (8/7/2005 UTC) at Jane Goodall Instituut in Deventer, Overijssel Netherlands
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This book will hopefully travel to the next reader, at our meetup.
O.K., I took the book with me, read the comment later. We'll see ;-)
It took this book almost three years to reach the top of Mt. TBR, then an extra try because at first it did not trigger anything. At second glance, it was gripping, thanks for a big part to the presence of heirloom textiles and their preservation versus their being kept in use over the generations. I have been into spinning and weaving for about two years now, and I tend to soak up every bit of information I can lay my hands on. On the other hand, humans from different people coming together and sharing their traditions (and others getting 'lost' from them), the story of Margareth as she comes to womanhood and finds the love(s, including nature, family, tradition, Nicolas) of her life, is touching.
The storyteller, the same one as the woman that is preparing the exhibition, steps out of her role every now and again to tell us about future events or sentiments she - nor Margareth, I think - could possibly know about. That is a bit disturbing. Annoying even, but there is a lot to be cherished in the book and I will certainly try and find a next reader that will enjoy it as much as I did!
Journal Entry 6
Goiania, Goias, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Brazil on Sunday, August 10, 2008
Released 10 yrs ago (8/11/2008 UTC) at Goiania, Goias, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- Brazil
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
CONTROLLED RELEASE NOTES:
For Onaldo, who loves nature and books.
Many thanks and blessings on you for your generous kindness!
The book you sent arrived yesterday and I started reading it the same moment I opened the package; it is what I badly needed to read these days! So soothing!
Are you from Portuguese descent? Your name is very common here!
Also I loved the cat card! As you know I love cats and everything related to them!
My health is the same.
Thank you, again and again!