Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Woman Who Lives in the Earth

Sarah lives in a time of draught, anger, and fear. Only a child, she finds that she sees things others don't and that terrifies the people in her town. When she discovers she can talk to a fox named Marishan, he helps her learn about the earth and what it means to be living in it.

Many of the reviews I read of Swain Wolfe's book were positivly glowing. I thought it was a good story, a quick read. But didn't feel profoundly changed by it. I was chilled, as I always am, by the institutionalized cruelty and suspicion of Sarah's town. Worth reading, but not one of my favorites.

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