Where Andean Condors Fly is a collection of free-form narrative, descriptive, and lyrical poetry and light verse, set in the Andes mountains of Peru and Ecuador, including Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. It is written from the perspective and observations of a North American ‘gringa’ resident, over a nine year period. Individual selections address a variety of themes, emphasizing the natural world, culture and traditions passed down through generations from the era of the Incans and conquistadores to their descendants, lifestyle, community events, love and loss, historical and geographical uniqueness. Common in her writings are humorous annotations and spiritual connations, both thought-provoking and inspirational. BOOK REVIEW Where Andean Condors Fly is a book of poetry that will leave indelible memories with readers. Sheila Carnegie has captured, with her beautiful poetry, magnificent places of Ecuador and South America. We are able to visualize, travel and enjoy these Andean landscapes and stories in an experiential and participatory manner. Its romantic, ironic, humorous and captivating style keeps us on the edge of reading and sensitizes us to perceive smells, colors, textures and Andean riches, invaluable and intriguing. Katihuska Fransua Estrella Cortés, Ecuador Degree in Languages, Communication and Literature
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Sheila Carnegie, is the best-selling author of three books, Beyond the Veil, A Personal Story of Spiritual Connection, her first non-fiction book that includes a considerable amount of poetry, and two humourous books, Dog Days and Nights, Adventures of Esmerelda Perkins, Book One, and Tales from Old Toad Island, Adventures of Esmerlda Perkins, Book Two. She is a retired educator and human resources consultant, who seeks the best in others. Her love of the natural world and sense of humour are integral to her being, and she enjoys textile art, travel, photography, international cuisine and music. She has also previously written and published short stories and several professional reports and articles. Sheila currently resides in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia, Canada, and in the Andes in Ecuador.
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