The Grass Dancer

The Grass Dancer

Large Print - 1995
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Set in a Sioux Indian reservation, The Grass Dancer weaves back and forth through time from the 1860's to the 1980's, with the unrequited love of Ghost Horse and the beautiful warrior woman Red Dress shaping the fates of their descendants.
Publisher: Rockland, MA : Wheeler Pub., 1995
ISBN: 9781568952154
1568952155
Branch Call Number: LP FIC POW
Characteristics: 393 p

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Jan 22, 2017

I, too, found this story amazing both in its style of story telling and in its profusion of characters. It is not your usual novel, driven in a single direction and perhaps explained with flashbacks. This book takes you on a journey into the past, one step at a time then flashes forward to a stirring conclusion. Which, now that I think of it, is not necessarily a finish, but a moment's pause in the story.

I loved it even as it challenged me to hold its disparate cast of characters straight in my mind. My advice to readers would be to just read on. All will become clear. And if it doesn't clear for you enough, it will be an enjoyable second read.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

The magic, mysticism and history of the Sioux people is woven into a story of spiritual healing and romance. A must read for Barbara Kingsolver fans.

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lorcha
Dec 06, 2012

This book is part historical, part magical realism with supernatural elements. It follows the lives a various members of the Sioux Nation starting in the 1980s and going back into the 18 hundreds. It was very interesting reading about things that we would consider paranormal but that were considered to be real in traditional Sioux culture. One of the characters is a Sioux witch, a rather evil one and there are also ghosts and a shaman. Long-dead ancestors still make appearances in modern life.
At times while reading this book I felt like there were too many characters and would have preferred to read more in depth about fewer ones. However as the story ends everything comes together. All the characters and stories are interrelated and come together in a perfect whole story leaving the reader very satisfied. I loved all the references to the Grass dancer who “wants to learn grass secrets by imitating it, moving his body with the wind."
I would highly recommend this book!

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