Niles, Kate.

ISBN 10: 0974207403 / ISBN 13: 9780974207407
Published by GreyCore Press, (2004.) dj, 2004
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. Poet's first novel, one which 'creates a world in which love, passion, abuse and the possiblity of healing all co-exist.' Set in Colorado. Very warmly INSCRIBED on the half title page and signed simply "Kate" and dated 6/20/065. Praise on back cover from Kent Haruf and others. 224 pp. Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Gold sticker on dust jacket that this was Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year. Bookseller Inventory # 59360

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Publisher: GreyCore Press, (2004.) dj

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.

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