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Raising the Stones Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 1991


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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 530 pages
  • Publisher: Spectra (August 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553291165
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553291162
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #555,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Sure to enhance Tepper's growing reputation, this imaginative novel is set in man's distant future among a number of human cultures inhabiting a distant solar system. On the recently colonized agricultural world of Hobbs Land, the aborigines and their god have died, leaving a few temples and villages. The children of the matriarchal Settlement One, including teenagers Jeopardy Wilm and his cousin and sweetheart, Saturday, begin to act strangely; they restore an old temple and place a new god inside. As quarrelsomeness and strife disappear, clear thinking prevails and worship of the new god spreads to other settlements, the fanatic, patriarchal prophets of Voorstod on the planet Ahabar seek to impose their brutal, slave-owning society on the whole system. For propaganda, they try to lure back from Hobbs Land famous singer Maire Girat, Jeopardy's grandmother, who had fled Voorstod years before. Tepper ( Grass ) builds strange rich worlds with distinct cultures breathing their own realities; among her many interwoven themes is the relationship between men and women and the societies each dominates.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Library Journal

A young man's obsession with the long- forgotten age of heroes and legends threatens to upset the delicate balance of a future world concerned only with peace and stability in the latest novel by the author of The Gate to Women's Country and Grass (LJ 4/15/89) . Tepper continues to explore the social implications of human progress as her characters struggle with religious conflicts and their own instincts for violence. Recommended.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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A great story that toys with the ideas of religion and personal freedom.
D. Plice
I read 'Sideshow' before this, and reading this book actually made some of the things in Sideshow easier to understand.
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I read this book about 20 years ago, as a teenager, and absolutely loved it.
Susan Morris

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A few years ago I wandered into my local newsagent to buy a paper, and thought I'd check out their bookshelf. A book caught my eye for the simple reason of its having a yellow cover. I picked it up, read the blurb on the back, and figured I may as well buy it. Well, I was hooked within two paragraphs! This book has every thing-- love, hate, gods, monstrous evil, sacrifice, redempton, miracles. Sheri S. Tepper writes a prose so lovely it can make you cry, her characters are 'real' people.... in fact, the only complaint I have is that her books come to an end. But then even the endings are satisfying, so what can I do but go and buy another? Read "Raising The Stones", read anything that has Sheri S. Tepper's name on the cover!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 11, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
If you enjoy Sheri Tepper's work, you should love this book. It deals with religion in an educated, yet satirical manner. An excellent read, and quite uplifting. I lend it out so often I live in fear of losing track of my copy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 30, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
How would the world react if it were in danger of losing the will to dominate?
Tepper has woven a tale about a universe filled with unfeeling dominators into which an alien lifeform is injected which makes antagonism impossible. Of course, as the lifeform begins to spread, the bosses don't like it.
Well-written and suspenseful. This should have become a classic
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Plice on March 12, 1998
Format: Hardcover
A great story that toys with the ideas of religion and personal freedom.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TammyJo Eckhart VINE VOICE on May 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Intriguing characters set in a complex and varied world, a common problem, a set of unlikely allies who can arouse our empathy. I truly enjoyed reading this Tepper novel, not something I can say for much of her work. I really wanted to turn the pages and I was left wanting more at the end.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 1, 1998
Format: Mass Market Paperback
One of Ms. Tepper's best. If you can find a copy, snap it up and treasure it always.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 1997
Format: Paperback
This book is always on loan, my wife & I love it and so does everyone who reads it. The bad guys are really bad and the good guys are really good. This book makes you laugh, cry and THINK.
We recommend it!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 21, 1998
Format: Paperback
Another world, another culture, and how 'we' subconsciously view the cute little natives and well-meaningly interfere with their 'barbaric' customs. Ms Tepper REALLY makes you reflect on how YOU live, how YOU think and how would YOU fare in a situation like this. Each book is mind-expanding in a different way - how does she do it? More please!!!
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