“A lovely, compelling fantasy. I haven’t read anything as original in a long time. I’d say [Yolen] belongs on the same shelf as Ursula K. Le Guin and Patricia McKillip.” —Marion Zimmer Bradley
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It’s about anthropologists on an alien planet. The story is very simple and not much happened. There is a misunderstanding, some lies told to protect the royals, and later one of... Read morePublished 16 days ago by daniel noe
Almost dreamlike yet grounded in simple narrative stitched together from multiple view points. Lovely exploration of a cross cultural relationshipPublished 3 months ago by George L Kennedy
Fascinating depiction of an entire culture based on grieving. While there is no violence or sexual content as such, there are volunrary suicides and mention of sex, although not at... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Lovely exploration of grief and culture clash. Yolk is one of my all time favorite writers.Published 4 months ago by Marie G. Winger
Again the suspension of disbelief is quite easily attained. The non chronological order of the chapters was an adjustment in the beginning of the read although once entering the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by JR
A thoughtful examination of a strange, well-developed alien world, how visiting humans influence it, how it influences humans. Very well done.Published 4 months ago by The Battle Ax
What an interesting storyline. The book started slowly and then as it unfolded you were drawn into the lives of each of the characters.
Then I devoured it.
This was a pretty unlikely story set on another planet about a culture based upon grieving. But the characters and the plot are really engaging. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Blue Moon