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The Sky Fisherman: A Novel by Craig Lesley
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The Sky Fisherman: A Novel

by Craig Lesley

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  csmalibrary | Mar 26, 2009 |
At least until I graduate, I am holding off on giving stars to my professors' books.

Mr. Lesley has a habit of inscribing this book "I hope this honors the rural, small-town West." I think it does.

It's a story that starts small, in the details of a working-class life lived close to the bone, and opens up into the camaraderie, suspicions, and humor of a rich small-town life. The characters in the town and on the neighboring reservation are engaging and real. The plot draws you on from the narrator's concerns to town mysteries, and is ultimately driven by the cataclysms that can either shatter or cement a community.
  eilonwy_anne | Dec 23, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312147384, Paperback)

The lives of young Culver, his twice-married mother, and his charismatic uncle Jake have been always overshadowed by the death of Culver's father in a fishing accident. When a suspicious fire destroys the town mill and three murders occur, Culver is engulfed by the dangers he finds lurking in the place he'd come to call home. Love, death, coming of age, and Native American spiritual beliefs flow together with the forces of nature in this novel.

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A boy narrates his life in a lumber mill community in the Pacific Northwest. He is Culver, whose father died shooting rapids after which his mother married his uncle, or is the uncle his real father? The novel features forest fires, rapids, Indians, murder, family drama and the plight of the lumber industry. By the author of River Song.… (more)

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