The Ghost of Milagro Creek

The Ghost of Milagro Creek

by Melanie Sumner

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ISBN-13: 9781565129177
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 07/06/2010
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 765,034
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Melanie Sumner is the author of The School of Beauty and Charm, a novel, and Polite Society, stories. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she earned her MFA from Boston University and was the recipient of a Whiting award in fiction in 1995. She currently lives in Rome, Georgia, and teaches creative writing at Kennesaw State University.

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The Ghost of Milagro Creek 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
nanajlove on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is rich in symbolism and spirituality, and the author has pulled from universal themes, as well as Native American cosmology. The overriding message of this book is death, but not simply the negative connotation that society has given to the concept of death. The author presents death as part of a duality, as being an opportunity as well as a setback. In this sense, death can be a release from the physical realm, a chance for spiritual rebirth, an opportunity to begin a new life. The characters are engaging and well developed, my favorite being Abuela. In Abuela, the author has found a true voice through which to speak to the reader. Overall it is an enjoyable read, with plenty of material for the reader to think through between chapters.
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