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The Dust of Everyday Life - An Epic Poem of the Pacific Northwest

Harris , Jana

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ISBN 10: 1570610681 / ISBN 13: 9781570610684
Published by Sasquatch Pub., 1997
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1997 First Edition Hardcover book . New from 1997 publisher; two feltpen marks back of book; Never opened, Never read; without dj as issued. Book size: 5-1/2" wide x 8-1/2" tall x 3/4" thick; 248 pages . Cover illustrated with reproduction of painting by Gayle Bard . The poineer history of Oregon and Washinton comes alive in this beautifully written book by novelist and poet Jana Harris . She animates her compelling story with the richness of the event, the intimate rhythms of everyday life, and the unforgettable voices of her characters . Spanning the years 1853 - 1933 , a time that begins with the ox cart and ends with the airplane , this is the account of Helen Walsh and Thomas Hodgson , whose families confronted the Pacific Northwest , the modern states of Washington and Oregon, when it was still a rugged, difficult , and seemingly limitless wilderness . Theirs is a story of marriage, family, friends . and of dreams and disappointments, in the formidable task of settling the American West . Through dramatic monologue and lucid verse, this book expresses the passionate human spirit evident in pioneering hardship and the satisfaction of having carved out a path to a sometimes pathless place . Annie Dillard says of this book : " In these poems, Jana Harris has written an accurate and moving account of pioneer life a hundred years ago in Washington State. The varied voices of farmers, Indian women, miners, laundresses, and school teachers, tell their own harsh stories, unforgettably. " . " The Dust of Everyday Life - An Epic Poem of the Pacific Northwest " . by Jana Harris . published by Sasquatch Publishing, Seattle Washington . 1997 Hard cover Book without dj as issued *** Secure packing for Safe Shipping since 1965 *** 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 x 3/4 ". Bookseller Inventory # 6248

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Publisher: Sasquatch Pub.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The Dust of Everday Life is an epic poem of pioneer life in the Oregon and Washington Territories from critically acclaimed author Jana Harris. This groundbreaking creative work is the insightful and intimate account of two families and an unflinching, humanized portrait of Northwest history.

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Jana Harris teaches creative writing at the University of Washington and at the Writer’s Workshop in Seattle. She is an editor of Switched-on Gutenberg: A Global Poetry Journal, and the author of the memoir Horses Never Lie About Love and the poetry collection You Haven’t Asked About My Wedding or What I Wore: Poems of Courtship on the American Frontier.  Next  

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