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Skywater by Melinda Worth Popham

Skywater (edition 2001)

by Melinda Worth Popham

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Authors:Melinda Worth Popham
Info:Backinprint.com (2001), Paperback
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Tags:animals, BL, challenge, coyotes, desert, fiction, nature, southwest, water

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Skywater by Melinda Worth Popham




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For those who like the non-Disney Bambi, I highly recommend this book. It is sad but full of hope as well as very informative of how we treat animals in our "civilized" world. And the author was very great and creative in connecting both humans and animals together to show how we really belong - both experience-wise and emotionally. ( )
  rosedrakon | Feb 23, 2009 |
Here’s another addition to the annals of coyote literature joining The Tortilla Curtain and Prodigal Summer on my virtual bookshelf. This book is different in that it is written mostly from the coyotes’ perspective. The story begins when the poorly-written eccentric couple foul their well since it has been poisoned by a copper mine. Thus a band of coyotes head of on an Incredible Journey-type of adventure in search of the mythical Skywater under the reluctant lead of Brand X (all the coyotes are named for brand products the elderly couple find while cleaning up the trash). While there’s some interesting adventure and coyote psychology, the book overall is quite dull and excessively new-agey. ( )
  Othemts | Jun 26, 2008 |
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This spare and affecting novel has the precision and the stinging sweetness of a fable... a wonderful book.Thomas McGuane Evoking a rich sense of place and animal behavior, (Popham) lets us see through very different eyes.The Seattle Times A parable of making the best of a world short of everything. The people and the creatures of Pophams fable are right, they belong, and they mean.Wallace Stegner Refreshing... life-affirming... the first book Ive read in a long time that left me with teary eyes at the end.The San Diego Tribune

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