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In this coming-of-age memoir, Alice Koskela captures that peculiar mix of innocence and ruthlessness that is childhood - that time when we know far less than we think we do, and far more than any adult might guess. The Pull of Moving Water describes the cultural simmering of the 1950s and the explosion of the 1960s from the vantage point of a girl growing up inside those years, yet impossibly removed from anything that seems to matter. She's stuck on an irrigated farm in southern Idaho, a state so remote and uncool that Dick Clark mocks it on American Bandstand.
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koskela grew up on a farm, and has been an English teacher, a newspaper reporter, and a special assistant to former Governor Cecil Andrus. She is currentlyassistant university consel at the University of Idaho.Review:
"This coming-of-age book is a treat. It describes vividly the joys, sorrows and perplexities of youth in mid-20th century rural America."
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Book Description Washington State Univ Pr, 1999. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0874221803
Book Description Washington State Univ Pr, 1999. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110874221803