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Blue Horse Dreaming

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Blue Horse Dreaming is the story of Abigail Buwell, who is kidnapped by a Native American tribe and later redeemed by U.S. military troops. Distraught at being returned, Abigail views her redemption as yet another captivity with freedom still agonizingly out of reach. Ultimately, she remains a captive on many levels?in the shackles of otherness, language, physical confinem ...more
Paperback, 307 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by MacAdam/Cage Publishing (first published 2003)
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Jennifer Miera
Oct 30, 2008 Jennifer Miera added it
Recommends it for: literary historical fiction lovers
Brutal, but moving. I don't even know what to say about this book. It was beautiful, stark, heart-wrenching. I have a thing for Indian captive stories, but not the bodice-ripper trash that is so prevalent. The stories where the captives wanted to remain with the tribes who stole them and were incorporated into the Native culture. The story of Abigail Buwell, the "redeemed" captive, and Major Cutter parallel eachother in tragic ways.
This book is truly AMAZING! I was totally hooked and couldn't put the book down. The story is heart rending, but wonderful. The imagery the author puts in your head is amazing...sometimes amazingly beautiful, and sometimes amazingly sad...but still amazing! Beautiful book! I will definitely be reading this one again!
This book has a sad and eerie feel that dogs the footsteps of any pioneer traveller seeking their future across the west of America. It's sense of disenfranchisement from family, it's dereliction and abuse caused by isolation and it's mighty sense of loss by way of brutal confrontation. It's a book which breaths the arid semi dessert with it's haggard entrails of hope clinging to whatever became of the last outpost's sanity. To say the west was won without failure is a fools wish for glory. This ...more
It had a good idea for the plot, but was poorly written, long-winded and disjointed. Not worth the time.
Samantha Vamos
Poignant and unique. Another favorite.
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Melanie Wallace was born and raised in Manchester, New Hampshire, and now lives with her husband in Myloi, an agrarian village below the Ohi mountain range in Greece, and in Paris.

Wallace's novel "The Housekeeper" was longlisted for the 2007 Orange Prize.
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