"HEARTBREAKING...COMPELLING...The story carries you like a slow, implacable current."
--San Francisco Chronicle
Forty-something Sadie Hunter is a loner. But more than that, she is afraid of not being alone. Ever since her mother and Native American grandmother died together when she was a child, dancing cheek-to-cheek in a saloon in the middle of a violent storm, Sadie hasn't let anyone get too close. Not even Carlos, a passionate Cuban who sees the rich soul that Sadie tries to hide from herself.
Cynical and loveless, she becomes obsessed with learning more about her unacknowledged identity, torn apart by tragic family legends she can't quite believe. And although she tries to fight it, she half suspects that with Carlos's help, she could find the truth of the past, and it could set her free....
"A fluid, fun read--a story of self-discovery told by a woman haunted by female forebears while struggling to learn love....A work of accomplished introspection."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Florida cracker Sadie Hunter makes her living chartering her boat to tourists. If she likes the guests, she regales them with stories. Eventually she begins to learn about herself from her own stories. Fowler writes for multiple narrators, so several people tell Sadie's story. Pamela Reed handles cracker voices well. However, Sadie, her mother and grandmother all sound so much alike it's difficult to determine who is speaking. Reni Santoni quietly reads a small part of the story as Sadie's grandfather, Sammy, a gentler man than any of the three women. Fiddle music soothes transitions, but these readers need no help carrying Fowler's plot. D.W.K. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Ballantine Books, 1995. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The universally acclaimed author of Sugar Cage now offers a novel that magically mirrors her personal quest for identity. Ever since her mother and Plains Indian grandmother died, forty-something Sadie Hunter hasn't let anyone get too close. For only by acknowledging tragic family legends can Sadie attain the identity that is rightfully hers. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0449983633
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Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 201 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Set in the waters and along the coasts of southern Florida, River of Hidden Dreams is more than a love story - it is the rapturous tale of Sadie Hunter, a free spirit who discovers the balance between freedom and romance, and the rich connection between past and present. Sadie is in love, and with a wonderful guy, but she doesn t know it. In fact, she s only just begun to realize that, like her Plains Indian grandmother and mulatto mother, she is afflicted with a certain resistance to love. For in addition to a quilt emblazoned with details of their strange history, and a boat built by her grandmother s lifelong unrequited lover, the two women left Sadie the curse of unyielding orneriness as far as romance is concerned. While Sadie sifts through the enchanted, often painful memory-stories that have been passed down to her, she wonders whether history is indeed repeating itself with her and Carlos, her passionate Cuban suitor. To lift the curse of the past and cut away the thorns around her heart, Sadie agrees to sail with Carlos on a voyage of discovery from Key West to St. Augustine, where the truth about her family awaits. The voyage will prove to be an odyssey in which the utterly unexpected holds sway and redemption shimmers all along the vast blue curve of the horizon. Bookseller Inventory # APC9780449983638