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November Grass (California Legacy Book)

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Publisher Comments:

In the light of the declining sun, amid the muffled sounds of grazing cattle, a Southern California cowgirl considers her life. The language of November Grass, concise yet evocative, transports readers to the coastal hills of San Diego County, where hawks and jays, calves and kittens, and an assortment of backcountry eccentrics bring clarity to questions of birth, death, and love.<P>In the new introduction Ursula K. Le Guin writes, "Van der Veer gives us a rural landscape as deeply known and lived in as Willa Cather's Nebraska or Sarah Jewett's Maine. The valley ranches of John Steinbeck's Red Pony and East of Eden are natural comparisons, but Van der Veer's picture is truer, I think, to the patient obscurity of the lives and deaths of those who live on and from this austere land.... Pain, suffering, grief are intense in her story, but not more intense than tenderness and praise."

Synopsis:

Fiction. "A beautiful book, half novel, half meditation. A twenty-three-year-old farm wife watches over her small herd grazing along a roadside where few cars pass, and she thinks about years gone by and years to come, living the timeless days of the shepherd's and the herder's life, a slow and certain rhythm that frees the mind to consider the changes of the earth and the ways of beasts and men. Her heart and mind are clear, her feelings sharp, intense, contained. Everything is seen with the extreme vividness of the dry autumn light of California, when each object is distinct in itself and the line of the hills is achingly pure against the sky" - from the foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin. "NOVEMBER GRASS is more than a regional novel of truth, body and observation; it is the record of a universe as mirrored in a personality of unusual insight, awareness and poetic power" - New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890771393
Foreword:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Author:
Van Der Veer, Judy
Author:
Veer, Judy Van Der
Publisher:
Heyday Books
Location:
Santa Clara Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Ranch life
Subject:
Cowgirls
Subject:
Women ranchers
Subject:
Pastoral fiction.
Subject:
San Diego County
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
California legacy ed.
Series:
A California legacy book
Series Volume:
RN-425
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
193
Dimensions:
8.07x5.57x.66 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Fiction. "A beautiful book, half novel, half meditation. A twenty-three-year-old farm wife watches over her small herd grazing along a roadside where few cars pass, and she thinks about years gone by and years to come, living the timeless days of the shepherd's and the herder's life, a slow and certain rhythm that frees the mind to consider the changes of the earth and the ways of beasts and men. Her heart and mind are clear, her feelings sharp, intense, contained. Everything is seen with the extreme vividness of the dry autumn light of California, when each object is distinct in itself and the line of the hills is achingly pure against the sky" - from the foreword by Ursula K. Le Guin. "NOVEMBER GRASS is more than a regional novel of truth, body and observation; it is the record of a universe as mirrored in a personality of unusual insight, awareness and poetic power" - New York Times.
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