Koskela describes the cultural simmerings and explosions of the 1950s and 1960s from the vantage point of a girl on an Idaho farm--felling impossibly removed from anything that seemed to matter.
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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."--BOOK JACKET. "The Pull of Moving Water is about growing up a gentile among the Mormons, about what the Cold War did to children, particularly those in the path of mysterious, powdery "bomb rains" that blew in from the Nevada tests, about the cruelty of a breast-obsessed culture for adolescent girls."--BOOK JACKET.About the Author:
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.
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Book Description Washington State University Press, 1999. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0874221803