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The Wood Wife is the story of Maggie Black, who walked out of her life as the wife of a trendy West Coast musician to pursue her dreams. When Maggie's mentor, prize-winning poet Davis Cooper, died mysteriously in the canyons east of Tucson, he left her his estate, and the mystery of his life — and death.

Now, in Cooper's desert home, Maggie begins a remarkable journey of self-discovery that will change her forever. She is astonished by the power of that harsh but beautiful land and intrigued by the uncommon people who call it home — especially by Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert's special power. As she reads the letters and papers left behind by Cooper and his lover, Anna Naverra — a gifted painter driven mad by the visions she saw — Maggie will come face-to-face with the wild, ancient spirits of that place and undertake a quest to discover their dark, long-hidden secrets.

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"A wonderful, elegant fantasy — sensuous, fascinating, and eerily spiritual." Robert Holdstock

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"This is a novel of muscle and tenderness, of sharp edges and great delights." Charles de Lint

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"Luminous...Interweaves the reality of a woman finding her voice and her path, with fantastic embodiments of nature." Locus

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"A splendid desert enchantment that flows with its own eerie logic — arresting, evocative, and well worked out..." Kirkus Reviews

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Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and he dreams. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life--and death.

Maggie is astonished by the power of this harsh but beautiful land and captivated by the uncommon people who call it home--especially Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert's special power.

As she reads cooper's letters and learns the secrets of his life, Maggie comes face-to-face with the wild, ancient spirits of the desert--and discovers the hidden power at its heart, a power that will take her on a journey like no other.

About the Author

Terri Windling is a writer, editor, artist, and passionate advocate of fantasy literature. She has won six World Fantasy awards for her editorial work and the Mythopoeic Award for her novel The Wood Wife. She has edited over thirty anthologies, many in collaboration with Ellen Datlow--including the Snow White, Blood Red adult fairy-tale series, The Armless Maiden, Sirens, The Green Man, and Swan Sister. She has also written children's books and articles on myth and folklore, and she edits the Endicott Studio Online Journal of Mythic Arts website. She divides her time between homes in Devon, England, and Tucson, Arizona.

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Michelle Simkins, March 5, 2010 (view all comments by Michelle Simkins)
I adore this novel. I hate hot, dry weather, but every time I read it I feel an urge to pack up and move to the desert . . . beautiful, transformative, and satisfying. One of my favorite books ever.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812549294
Author:
Windling, Terri
Author:
Christian
Author:
Christian, Deborah
Publisher:
Tor Fantasy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantastic fiction
Subject:
Arizona
Subject:
Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Women sleuths
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Biographers
Subject:
Arizona Fiction.
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
no. 97-325
Publication Date:
19970815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.13 x 0.75 in

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Product details 304 pages Tor Books - English 9780812549294 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A wonderful, elegant fantasy — sensuous, fascinating, and eerily spiritual."
"Review" by , "This is a novel of muscle and tenderness, of sharp edges and great delights."
"Review" by , "Luminous...Interweaves the reality of a woman finding her voice and her path, with fantastic embodiments of nature."
"Review" by , "A splendid desert enchantment that flows with its own eerie logic — arresting, evocative, and well worked out..."
"Synopsis" by ,
Leaving behind her fashionable West Coast life, Maggie Black comes to the Southwestern desert to pursue her passion and he dreams. Her mentor, the acclaimed poet Davis Cooper, has mysteriously died in the canyons east of Tucson, bequeathing her his estate and the mystery of his life--and death.

Maggie is astonished by the power of this harsh but beautiful land and captivated by the uncommon people who call it home--especially Fox, a man unlike any she has ever known, who understands the desert's special power.

As she reads cooper's letters and learns the secrets of his life, Maggie comes face-to-face with the wild, ancient spirits of the desert--and discovers the hidden power at its heart, a power that will take her on a journey like no other.

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