Blue Horse Dreaming [NOOK Book]

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Blue Horse Dreaming' is the riveting story of Abigail Buwell, who is kidnapped by a Native American tribe and later redeemed by U.S. military troops. Distraught at being returned, Abigail views her redemption as yet another captivity with freedom still agonizingly out of reach. Ultimately, she remains a captive on many levels — in the shackles of otherness, language, physical confinement, womanhood, and motherhood. 'Blue Horse Dreaming' is also the story of Major Robert Cutter, the man into whose hands Abigail is...
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Blue Horse Dreaming

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Overview

Blue Horse Dreaming' is the riveting story of Abigail Buwell, who is kidnapped by a Native American tribe and later redeemed by U.S. military troops. Distraught at being returned, Abigail views her redemption as yet another captivity with freedom still agonizingly out of reach. Ultimately, she remains a captive on many levels — in the shackles of otherness, language, physical confinement, womanhood, and motherhood. 'Blue Horse Dreaming' is also the story of Major Robert Cutter, the man into whose hands Abigail is delivered. Through his tormented eyes, we see a vividly compelling portrayal of life on a far-flung military outpost in the aftermath of the Civil War where troops and civilians suffered from crushing poverty, famine, and illness, just beyond the traces of an emigrant trail whose way is marked by gravesites. This is a novel of hauntings and of the haunted, in which the ghosts of the past, both beloved and despised, raise their heads to compete for the souls of the living left behind.
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Editorial Reviews

The New York Times
The figure of the captive who goes native and refuses to be rescued is a very old one, a variation on the even older idea of the noble savage. The originality of Wallace's novel lies not in her plot but in the powerful and often beautiful language with which she conveys Abigail's sensibility and the major's sorrow … Time and again, Wallace finds the one right word to lift an otherwise ordinary sentence into art: ''She blows into the sightless eyes of her infant and then passes her free hand over them, charming death to come.'' — Max Byrd
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596928725
  • Publisher: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/22/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 603,114
  • File size: 287 KB

Meet the Author

About the Author: Melanie Wallace is the author of 'Blue Horse Dreaming' and 'The Housekeeper'. She and her husband live in Myloi, an agrarian village below the Ohi mountain range in Greece, and in Paris.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2004

    Not a happy story

    I picked up this book thinking it was a historical frontier romance - and it definitely is not that. I enjoyed the book and thought the writing was excellent, but if you are looking for a happy story, this one is not for you. It gives, in great detail, the struggles of soldiers and civilians left alone on the frontier.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2014

    Depressing

    Great book if you're feeling suicidal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2014

    A sad read.

    This story was not what I thought it was going to be. I cryed several times for the verious people in this book. Not sorry I bought it but......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Great read

    This is a very good story. Totally recomend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2012

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    Posted April 18, 2011

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