Animal Dreams was written by American novelist, essayist and poet Barbara Kingsolver and published by Harper Collins in September 1990.
Animal Dreams is a 352 page novel. The back cover synopsis of the novel reads as follows:
'Animals dream about the things they do in the daytime, just like people do. If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life.' So says Loyd Peregrina, a handsome Apache trainman and latter-day philosopher. But when Codi Noline returns to her hometown, Loyd's advice is painfully out of her reach. Dreamless and at the end of her rope, Codi comes back to Grace, Arizona, to confront her past and face her ailing, distant father. What she finds is a town threatened by a silent environmental catastrophe, some startling clues to her own identity, and a man whose view of the world could change the course of her life. Blending flashbacks, dreams, and Native American legends, Animal Dreams is a suspenseful love story and a moving exploration of life's largest commitments. With this work, the acclaimed author of The Bean Trees and Homeland and Other Stories sustains her familiar voice while giving readers her most remarkable book yet.
'Rich, complex, witty... This is a sweet book, full of bitter pain; a beautiful weaving of the light and the dark. This one will be with us for a long time.' -Ursula K. Le Guin, Washington Post Book World
'Kingsolver probes the human heart with uncommon wisdom. Animal Dreams is a gracefully written, large-spirited novel. Anchored on the earth, it dares to soar into the ethereal.'
Barbara Kingsolver's books include poetry, nonfiction, a short story collection, several award-winning novels, and a collection of essays. Her most recent volume is the novel The Poisonwood Bible. She lives with her husband and two daughters near Tucson, Arizona and in Southern Appalachia.
Animal Dreams won the Pen/USA West Fiction Award, the Edward Abbey Award for Ecofiction, was named an American Library Association Notable Book, the Arizona Library Association Book of the year, and a New York Times Notable Book.
Animal Dreams is recommended by Lion Stationers and can be purchased from the following vendors:
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