The Clay Remembers: Book 1 in The Clay Series

The Clay Remembers: Book 1 in The Clay Series

by Sharon K Miller


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Oppressed and abused by her husband, Anna Robinson flees to the Southwestern desert where she can pursue a career in archaeology. In uncovering artifacts on a desert ridge, she connects with the stories of two strong women who lived there at different times. When her husband finds her, she turns him away, but not before he learns there is another man in her life. When he comes back, armed, she must rely on herself and the strength of those other women to confront him and survive.

This new, expanded second edition contains pictures and illustrations of aspects of archaeology and artifact reconstruction, as well as pictures of various locations in the story.

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ISBN-13: 9780996154406
Publisher: Buckskin Books, LLC
Publication date: 05/01/2015
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

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The Clay Remembers: Book 1 in The Clay Series 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that THE CLAY REMEBERS by Sharon K. Miller is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am an avid reader as well as a writer and author. I read books that interest me or are recommended, and am intrigued by the different writing styles and literary devices used to drive the story: plot, character development, genre, use of language, the element of time, etc. When I finish a book, I always ask myself: 1) Was I quickly drawn into the story? 2) Were the characters believable? and 3) Did I learn something new? The Clay Remembers by Sharon Miller succeeds on all three levels. Miller is an accomplished writer - she pulled me in on Page One. Her narrative echoes Native American culture and traditions and is based on years of research. Integrating research data into a seamless and believable historical narrative requires skill, talent and imagination. Too easily it can come across as a “data dump”, inundating the reader with facts that interrupt the flow of the story. Miller does a beautiful job weaving the pieces together, three women from different eras, different backgrounds, and different cultures all touched by the same piece of clay. Her character development is well done, with a focus on modern-day Anna. She also incorporates universal themes faced by women across the ages: domestic violence; the ways independent, spirited and capable women conform to conventional “norms” of their time; and internal conflicts that drive a woman’s spirit and inspire her to take charge of her life. The style reminded me of James Michener’s The Source: using an archeological “find” as a literary device, revealing history as “stories and characters”. Yes, the clay remembers - and it has much more to share about these three strong and spirited women: Anna, Esperanza, and Ha-wani. This is the first book of a 3-book series: I am looking forward to “the rest of the story.” I have recommended it to two book groups. Deena
Metamorph-Publishing More than 1 year ago
A Superbly Written Masterpiece! This was a wonderfully-written tale of a young woman, escaping from a horrible past, and rebuilding herself as a strong and independent woman. Sharon's use of Native American legend touched a deep chord within me, as I have Native American blood myself. This book was enough to keep me in its clutches until, after a marathon session of three days' reading (taking short bathroom and meal breaks), I'd finally reached its conclusion! It was even enough to keep my attention away from my favorite sport of hockey, and those who know me know how profound THAT is! I loved Sharon's development of characters, fell in love with the sweet main character, and harbored a fierce hatred for her ex-husband right from the get-go. Sharon's extensive research into archaeology and clay making were both evident. I can't wait for the second book to come out! Well done!