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Wind Spirit (Ella Clah #9)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  160 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Before the new nuclear power plant can be built, the power company must help the Navajo reclaim a long-unused uranium mine. The plan is to collapse the old shafts and refill the area with new soil, but the first explosions trigger unplanned subsidiary collapses. Ella Clah, attending the dedication and purification ceremony, acts quickly when she sees a young child sliding ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 17th 2004 by Forge Books (first published 2004)
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This is a step down in the psycho factor from the other books Ive been reading. I found the writing a little slow and stilted. It flowed but maybe I needed to take my reading speed down a notch and engage with reading in a different way. I've read and watched lots on traditional American Indian medicine and now I want to go there and feel the spirit of the place, the writers made that part of it really alive. Its interesting how much of these novels are set in the desert as the places of the spi ...more
Eh. Felt like a tony hillerman rip off, but not anywhere near as good.
Michael  Starsheen
Another great entry in this series

I gave this book five stars because it tells a good, suspenseful story, with an interesting subplot dealing with Navajo spirituality and cultural reactions. I enjoyed the book a lot; it's a good read.
Bj Hoover
Once again the conflict between the Traditionalists and Modernists in the Navajo Nation is at the center of Ella's world. Until she can reestablish balance in her life, her career as a tribal officer is at risk. The development of Rose, her mother, is at work in the course of the story, and with many twists and turns, resolution is attained. Another good read.
An Ella Clah mystery on the rez. Liked it better than some of the later ones which I read first. Gives the background of her past relationships which do play an important role in the books.
Enjoy knowing more about the culture.
Michele bookloverforever
recommend for those who love reading about mysteries set on the Navajo Reservation with all their customs and traditions and the contradictions that poses living in the 21st century. great characters, complex. good plot.
These are a pleasant fast read. I'm enjoying the series, particularly the ones that don't have the Skinwalkers in them. It might be good to know how one becomes that evil, but I'd rather not.
Catherine Woodman
I love Ella Clah and this whole series, altho' it wouldn't be bad for her to get a love interest that lasted at some point--she is a great Native American and the mysteries are very good
Shay Lange
Good Airplane book. Easy to follow plot. Nice development of Native American belief systems
Ella has a near death experience. Interesting
good read, keeps the reader guessing
Kaye Dewar
Did not care for this book.
William Wynn
Love the Navajo culture
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Aimee and David Thurlo are the authors of the Ella Clah mysteries, the Sister Agatha mysteries, the Lee Nez vampire novels all set in New Mexico. David grew up on the Navajo Indian Nation, and Aimee, a native of Cuba, lived in the southwest for forty years.

Aimée passed away peacefully at her home on the morning of February 28, 2014, after a brief struggle with cancer and related complications. She
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