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Raising the Stones (Arbai Trilogy Series #2)

Raising the Stones (Arbai Trilogy Series #2)

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by Sheri S. Tepper

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sure to enhance Tepper's growing reputation, this imaginative novel is set in man's distant future among a number of human cultures inhabiting a distant solar system. On the recently colonized agricultural world of Hobbs Land, the aborigines and their god have died, leaving a few temples and villages. The children of the matriarchal Settlement One, including teenagers Jeopardy Wilm and his cousin and sweetheart, Saturday, begin to act strangely; they restore an old temple and place a new god inside. As quarrelsomeness and strife disappear, clear thinking prevails and worship of the new god spreads to other settlements, the fanatic, patriarchal prophets of Voorstod on the planet Ahabar seek to impose their brutal, slave-owning society on the whole system. For propaganda, they try to lure back from Hobbs Land famous singer Maire Girat, Jeopardy's grandmother, who had fled Voorstod years before. Tepper ( Grass ) builds strange rich worlds with distinct cultures breathing their own realities; among her many interwoven themes is the relationship between men and women and the societies each dominates. (Sept.)
Library Journal - Library Journal
A young man's obsession with the long- forgotten age of heroes and legends threatens to upset the delicate balance of a future world concerned only with peace and stability in the latest novel by the author of The Gate to Women's Country and Grass (LJ 4/15/89) . Tepper continues to explore the social implications of human progress as her characters struggle with religious conflicts and their own instincts for violence. Recommended.

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Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
Arbai Trilogy Series , #2
Product dimensions:
4.33(w) x 7.09(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Sheri S. Tepper is an acclaimed American writer of over thirty science fiction, horror, and mystery novels including The Gate to Women’s Country, Beauty, and the Arbai trilogy. Her books are often known for their feminist slant. She is the winner of the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Raising the Stones (Arbai Trilogy Series #2) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tempi2007 More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite Tepper books. It needs to be released in Nook format please.
kat_13 More than 1 year ago
I want to read this book, but it's not available as an e-book.  Big disappointment!