From Barbara Kingsolver, the acclaimed author of Flight Behavior, The Lacuna, The Bean Trees, and other modern classics, Animal Dreams is a passionate and complex novel about love, forgiveness, and one woman's struggle to find her place in the world.
At the end of her rope, Codi Noline returns to her Arizona home to face her ailing father, with whom she has a difficult, distant relationship. There she meets handsome Apache trainman Loyd Peregrina, who tells her, "If you want sweet dreams, you've got to live a sweet life."
Filled with lyrical writing, Native American legends, a tender love story, and Codi's quest for identity, Animal Dreams is literary fiction at it's very best.
This edition includes a P.S. section with additional insights from Barbara Kingsolver, background material, suggestions for further reading, and more.
"Kingsolver is a writer of rare ambition and unequivocal talent . . . Animal Dreams is a complex, passionate, bravely challenging book."-- "Chicago Tribune""Kingsolver probes the human heart with uncommon wisdom. Animal Dreams is a gracefully written, large-spirited novel. Anchored on the earth, it dares to soar into the ethereal."-- "New York Newsday""One of the year's best works of fiction." -- "Detroit News and Free Press""Animal Dreams is a novel that feel closer to the truth about modern lives than anything I've read in a long time . . . An astonishing book that ought to put Barbara Kingsolver in the first ranks of fiction writers." -- "Cosmopolitan""Rich, complex, witty . . . This is a sweet book, full of bitter pain; a beautiful weaving of the light and the dark. This one will be with us for a long time."-- "Washington Post Book World""Kingsolver is giving a new voice to our literature. Animal Dreams solidly establishes Kingsolver as someone who will give her public more than one great book."-- "Los Angeles Times Book Review""An emotional masterpiece . . . A novel in which humor, passion, and superb prose conspire to seize a reader by the heart and by the soul."-- "New York Daily News""A glorious tapestry . . . "Animal Dreams" is rich fodder for our own sweet, satisfying dreams."-- "Denver Post"""Animal Dreams" literally bursts with life. Its description of how one woman finds her way back from the edge of despair seems absolutely perfect . . . "Animal Dreams" leaves the reader filled with wonder and hope."-- "Houston Post""Kingsolver achieves a fully realized and profoundly moral vision, one that is rooted in the land and our relationship to it."-- "San FranciscoChronicle""Barbara Kingsolver demonstrates a special gift for the vivid evocation of landscape and of her characters' state of mind."-- "New York Times Book Review""A novel full of aching sadness--as well as joy, humor, insight and wonderful writing."-- "Arizona Daily Star"