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    review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Jonis Agee Jonis Agee Ó 3 download PDF READ The Bones of Paradise In the hills grudges never died they remained as they took place as the words were uttered since there was nowhere for them to go nothing to break them apart the soft edges of the hills offered nothing hard enough to smas

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise My God how we are destroyedman this is one meaty book and it took me forever to read not because it was boring;

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise I'm not a fan of mysteries or crime stories but I am a big fan of family sagas and historical fiction so it was t

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise Jonis Agee Ó 3 download Living in the sand hills of Nebraska takes a huge amount of determination grit and a love of the land For Dulci

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on 29 December 1890 near Wounded Knee Creek JB Bennett’s ranch is not terribly far from Wounde

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise To be published by William Morrow August 2016 my thanks are extended to both the publisher and Edelweiss Sometime

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    summary The Bones of Paradise PDF READ The Bones of Paradise Jonis Agee Ó 3 download The Bones Of Time is a tale of two women during the aftermath of the Massacre of Wounded Knee in Pine Ridge South Dakota in 1890 in which or less 200 Indian people were shot by the 7th Cavalry of the US ArmyIn the Sand Hills of JB B

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise This was a really excellent book It's an historical novel set ten years after the battle at Wounded Knee actually it wasn't a battle it was a massacre At the beginning of the book a rancher finds a dead Indian girl on his land and is almost immediately killed himself Pretty much the rest of the book is devoted to finding out who committed the

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise I’m not generally a reader of mysteries and frankly I’m not sure this novel can be billed as one It is a fabulous conglomerate a family saga literary fiction historical fiction a love story a western and a mystery all wrapped into oneAdmittedly the mystery component of ‘what really happened to JB and Star that fatef

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    PDF READ The Bones of Paradise Jonis Agee Ó 3 download review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Jonis Agee Two and a half stars rounded up because of the beautiful descriptions of the Nebraska Sand Hills I wanted to like this one and it has many elements that I usually enjoy it's part family saga part mystery with lots of historical detail Sadly I found the non linear story telling rather annoying and I never liked any of the characters

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The Bones of Paradise

summary The Bones of Paradise Jonis Agee Ó 3 download review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Jonis Agee O rest until she is avenged A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits schemers chancers and dreamers Jonis Agee’s bold new novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century A beautiful evocation of this magnificent blood soaked land its sweeping prairies seas of golden grass and sandy hills all at the mercy of two unpredictable and terrifying forces weather and lawlessness and the durable men and women who dared to tame it Intimate and epic The Bones of Paradise is a remarkable achievement a mystery a tragedy a romance and an unflagging exploration of the beauty and brutality tenderness and cruelty that defined the settling of the American west. I m not generally a reader of mysteries and frankly I m not sure this novel can be billed as one It is a fabulous conglomerate a family saga literary fiction historical fiction a love story a western and a mystery all wrapped into oneAdmittedly the mystery component of what really happened to JB and Star that fateful day no spoilers here kept me turning pages But what kept me the most rapt was that this novel is told almost exclusively by what ISN T being said between characters Jonis Agee s ability to show intention thought and emotion through facial expressions gestures and body language is unmatched I m still floored These characters are painfully flawed and have been wronged and hurt and hurt some I could see these people twitch their eyes hear the breath come from their troubled lips feel their hesitation and heaviness of heart Not only that the author knows horses and you will know them too by the end of this tale how gentle and ornery and smart they are how much finesse is reuired for human horse trust And for that matter the author understands intimately the complexities of human to human interactionAgee s descriptions of the stark landscape and the theme of humans uest for land were both so emotionally taut And then of course the horrors of Wounded Knee are central to this book I read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as a college student and still shiver thinking about it This book does such an incredible job of uestioning that slippery definition of history based on which side is telling the story The novel sheds some ugly truths about this period in American history that again should be reuired reading for us allThis is a story about mothers and sons sons and fathers ambition greed desire the power of evil the value of hard work Rich in historical detail and its own moments of breathtaking beauty this is a wonderful character driven novel that will hold you in its grip long after you ve turned the last page Love literary historical fiction This one s for you

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summary The Bones of Paradise Jonis Agee Ó 3 download review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Jonis Agee The award winning author of The River Wife returns with a multi generational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sandhills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee an ambitious tale of history vengeance race guilt betrayal family and belonging filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence love and a desperate loyalty to the landTen years after the 7th Calvary massacred than 200 Lakota men women and children at Wounded Knee J B Bennett a white rancher and Star a young Native American woman are murdered in a remote meadow on J B’s land The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family his cunning and. I m not a fan of mysteries or crime stories but I am a big fan of family sagas and historical fiction so it was this part of the book description that piued my interest It takes place in the Sand Hills of Nebraska in 1900 a decade after the horrific and shameful event in American history the massacre at Wounded Knee While time has passed what happened at Wounded Knee is ever present in the flashbacks in the thoughts of a slimy character who took part in it but most of all in the heart and soul of Rose a native Lakota Indian one of the strong women depicted here It is most elouently told in the words of the spirit of her dead sister StarIt s also the story of the Bennett family Drum Bennett the dictatorial heartless father who will only give land to his son JB Bennett for a dear price that separates him from a son and his wife Dulcinea It is Dulcinea who ultimately tries to pick up the pieces of this broken family The past the family secrets are slowly divulged While finding the murderer who kills two people at the beginning was central to the story there is so much It s bursting with history of the time and place It s heartbreaking and sickening as the massacre at Wounded Knee is described It s filled with hatred and love with the vile greed of some as well as goodness of others I m glad that I didn t let the murder mystery part of this story keep me from reading it Thanks to William MorrowHarperCollins and Edelweiss

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summary The Bones of Paradise Jonis Agee Ó 3 download review ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ó Jonis Agee Hard father Drum; his estranged wife Dulcinea; and his young sons Cullen and Hayward As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds the history of the dysfunctional Bennett’s and their damning secrets are revealed exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and futureAt the center of The Bones of Paradise are two remarkable women Dulcinea returned after bitter years of self exile yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers Rose scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people struggles to accept the death of her sister Star and refuses t. The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on 29 December 1890 near Wounded Knee Creek JB Bennett s ranch is not terribly far from Wounded Knee Ten years have passed since that horrible day as JB rides with the thoughts in his mind centered on his wife Dulcinea whom he hasn t seen in some time when he happens upon the lifeless body of a young Lakota girl Star He s trying to figure out what to do about the girl worrying about when this happened or who or why when he sees Star s murderer a moment of recognition passes briefly before JB joins the young Lakota girl in the afterlife My God how we are destroyed she whispered a line from some forgotten drama or maybe she had written it in her head as she entered the room where she had slept with JB all those years ago She had carried on an internal dialogue with her husband for so long that his death did not alter the conversation It merely expanded across time and space With her two sons now fatherless Dulcinea returns to the ranch to re establish a relationship with her two sons Cullin and Hayward work the ranch and heal old wounds Drum JB s father has other plans For Cullin for her and none of them include her staying on the ranch Drum isn t alone in wanting her out of the picture whatever that takes In the hills grudges never died they remained as they took place as the words were uttered since there was nowhere for them to go nothing to break them apart the soft edges of the hills offered nothing hard enough to smash the anger nothing sharp enough to cut through the Gordian knot so it lived fresh undeniable as the first day Nothing was allowed to die They marked time by the growing list of wrongs until its weight pulled them under and they vanished smothered with the breath of sand in their mouths Drum sees perhaps his biggest mistake in his life was allowing his son JB to go away to school with his wife s people All that learning accomplished in Drum s eyes was to turn JB into someone too soft to properly run a ranch and he s already done what he could to make sure that Cullin has what it takes to become the man that JB never was People couldn t help the pain that rode them like overbroke ponies and tired them too soon for the length of a lifeThere s the will to contest and not only JB s killer to find there s Star s death as well Star s sister Rose a friend of Dulcinea s wants answers She deserves them She knows of course she ll need to find the answers herself there won t be anyone else out looking who cares about the death of a Lakota girl As days pass new people arrive to tend the ranch to try to convince Dulcinea of their trustworthiness to sell her an idea She waits each evening for the next day to be better but the that time passes the determined she is that this is now her life This ranch As she looks out at the beautiful sunsets the beauty of nature everywhere she looks inward as well and finds her home Her faith had removed God dispersed him like seed or gravel It was not that God didn t exist It was that he wasn t alone but in pieces parts always whole sufficient always multiple So like the ancient Greeks she trod lightly carefully tried to give no offense to the land the sacred grass her feet crushed the ants hurriedly preparing caverns for the winter pushing tiny yellow boulders out of a hole the size of a bee s leg Oh the offense to walk so clumsily through the world to crush and bring havoc that they couldn t help Like nature herself this story is sometimes violent ugly and filled with destruction born of hate and death and sometimes it takes sudden unexpected turns whipping you in another direction entirely but there are also moments of unexpected beauty that fill these pages

  • Hardcover
  • 417
  • The Bones of Paradise
  • Jonis Agee
  • en
  • 11 August 2018
  • 9780062413475