Fiction Kate Niles The Basket Maker

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The Basket Maker

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"The Basket Maker" is ForeWord Magazine's 2005 "Editor's Choice" for fiction Book of the Year Award Winner

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THE BASKET MAKER deftly weaves together the story of Sarah and Trent's uneasy alliance with the stories of the adults in their lives. There is a mother who worships academic knowledge and yet has so shut herself off from the world around her that she can no longer properly care for her children; another mother whose desire to protect her ailing child nearly causes her to push away what he needs most to heal; an old woman whose inability to act is tied to embarrassment regarding the circumstances of her husband's death; the ghost of an Indian chief whose unresolved grief has kept him from crossing over into the spirit world; and a father who has been swallowed whole by his own lack of nurture.

With great intelligence and a delicate touch, Kate Niles creates a world in which love, passion, abuse, and the possibility of healing all coexist. The forces that shape us and drive us forward are as compelling here as the forces of nature that once shaped the American southwest region where the story unfolds. THE BASKET MAKER takes hold of its subject fearlessly--and dazzles the reader with it ability to immerse it in grace and light.

About the Author:

Kate Niles is the recipient of the Colorado Council of the Arts Individual Artist Fellowship for Creative Writing in 2003. Currently a college writing instructor, Kate holds degrees in Anthropology, Archeology and Creative Writing. She is also a part-time park ranger. Her book of poems, GEOGRAPHIES OF THE HEART, was published by Blue Heron Press in 1997, and her poetry, short stories and essays have appeared in literary journals and have been broadcast on public radio. THE BASKET MAKER, a finalist in the Heekin Group Foundation Awards for a novel-in-progress, is her first novel.

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