Stones For Ibarra

Paperback | January 8, 1985

byHarriet Doerr

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"A very good novel indeed, with echoes of Gabriel García Márquez, Katherine Anne Porter, and even Graham Greene."--The New York Times

Richard and Sara Everton, just over and just under forty, have come to the small Mexican village of Ibarra to reopen a copper mine abandoned by Richard’s grandfather fifty years before. They have mortgaged, sold, borrowed, left friends and country, to settle in this remote spot; their plan is to live out their lives here, connected to the place and to each other.

The two Americans, the only foreigners in Ibarra, live among people who both respect and misunderstand them. And gradually the villagers--at first enigmas to the Evertons--come to teach them much about life and the relentless tide of fate.

"A novel of genuine power and intelligence, written in an arresting style, amply imbued with atmosphere and meaning."--The Washington Post

"Doerr is a marvelous writer. Her observations are clear sighted, her writing spare but graceful, and she creates telling images. . . . A wonderful book."--Publishers Weekly

"Something of a miracle as novels go, a real act of creation."--Los Angeles Times

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Two Americans, Richard and Sara Everton, are the only foreigners in Ibarra. They live among people who both respect and misunderstand them, and gradually, the villagers--at first enigmas to the Evertons--come to teach them much about life and the relentless tide of fate

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"A very good novel indeed, with echoes of Gabriel García Márquez, Katherine Anne Porter, and even Graham Greene."--The New York Times Richard and Sara Everton, just over and just under forty, have come to the small Mexican village of Ibarra to reopen a copper mine abandoned by Richard’s grandfather fifty years before. They have mortgag...

Harriet Doerr was born April 8, 1910 in Pasadena, California and attended Smith College, 1927-28, Stanford University, 1928-30, and Scripps College, 1975-76. She received a B.A. from Stanford in 1977 and pursued graduate study there as well. Doerr wrote her first novel (Stones for Ibarra, 1984) at the age of 73. She has since written U...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:January 8, 1985Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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Two Americans, Richard and Sara Everton, are the only foreigners in Ibarra. They live among people who both respect and misunderstand them, and gradually, the villagers--at first enigmas to the Evertons--come to teach them much about life and the relentless tide of fate