Sisters of Grass by Theresa Kishkan

Sisters of Grass

byTheresa Kishkan

Paperback | May 1, 2000

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In her vibrant first novel, Sisters of Grass, Theresa Kishkan weaves a tapestry of the senses through the touchstones of a young woman's life. Anna is preparing an exhibit of textiles reflecting life in central British Columbia a century ago. In a forgotten corner of a museum, she discovers a dusty cardboard box containing the century-old personal effects of a Nicola valley woman. Fascinated by the artifacts, she reconstructs the story of their owner, Margaret Stuart. Margaret, the daughter of a Native mother and a Scottish-American father, she tries to fit into both worlds. She's taught photography by a visiting Columbia University anthropology student that she falls in love with.

With strong, poetic language, Kishkan makes the past reverberate through the present in a richly patterned work celebrating the complexities and joys of life and the sustaining connections of family.

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Theresa Kishkan came to national attention in 2000, with her first full-length novel, Sisters of Grass. A true "writer's writer," she has been steadfastly championed by her peers as a writer against whom others measure their own work, and she has fostered the careers of many other writers while refining her own craft. A popular reader...
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Title:Sisters of GrassFormat:PaperbackDimensions:206 pages, 8.43 × 5.49 × 0.58 inPublished:May 1, 2000Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864922884

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Photographs, a concert program and old newspaper articles about a gang of men are the simple possessions Anna uses to revisit and relive the life of Margaret Stuart. As she does, the reader encounters the coming-of-age tale of a girl caught in a struggle to maintain her grandmother’s ways while being tempted by the luxuries that keep coming from her family on the American side of the border. Find out where Margaret’s life ends and Anna’s begins in Sisters of the Grass.

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In her vibrant first novel Sisters of Grass, Theresa Kishkan weaves a tapestry of the senses through the touchstones of a young woman's life. Anna is preparing an exhibit of textiles reflecting life in central British Columbia a century ago. In a forgotten corner of a museum, she discovers a dusty cardboard box containing the century-old personal effects of a Nicola valley woman. Fascinated by the artifacts, she reconstructs the story of their owner, Margaret Stuart. Margaret, the daughter of a Native mother and a Scottish-American father, she tries to fit into both worlds. She's taught photography by a visiting Columbia University anthropology student that she falls in love with. With strong, poetic language, Kishkan makes the past reverberate through the present in a richly patterned work celebrating the complexities and joys of life and the sustaining connections of family."Nature is an exotic ingredient in this delightful imagined account of a young girl's awakening to womanhood a hundred years ago. Theresa Kishkan's prose is lyrical and exquisite. A book to treasure." — Edith Iglauer, author of Fishing with John