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Plainsong: A Thomas Dunne Book Hardcover – April, 1990

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 231 pages
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (April 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312044038
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312044039
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,426,797 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Oh glorious discovery of something magical that just happens upon us by chance. Oh the enchanting memories, the gems of ghostlike images that I recall so many years after reading Plainsong. The whimsical aura of a fantasy world with a very original concept. 'The Big One' has happened, and the earth's beauty is all that remains except the children and the animals, and they learn how to communicate with each other. It is very entertaining. However five special adults are spared, and linked in someway. In the glorious countryside that Ms. Grabien paints, the remainder of humans await a new child, perhaps a new savior, or someone to rekindle a new hope. The author understands the many facets of symbolism, and touches it gracefully. The characters are very personable and deep with emotion, and the areas surrounding the story are brought to life with exceptional purity and prose that dance in your senses like lightning bugs in a mason jar at your bedside.

I was thirteen years old and was in a an old mill town with my family. We hardly had enough for a boxed lunch at the time. I remember the day like it was only yesterday, however nearly 16 or 17 years ago. I remember the clouds in the sky, and even what my beautiful mother had on that day. We were in a bargain bookstore, one of those johnny come lately types of places that is there one day and seemingly 'poof' the next. I found Plainsong in the bargain, (ultra bargain) bin for fifty cents. The title immediately grabbed my attention. I think I was reading 'Eyes of the Dragon' at the time, King's fantasy eating away at my creative angst, and the cover of Plainsong sort of inrigued me sitting next to the oversized cookbooks.
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