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4.75  ·  Rating details ·  8 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Angela Tyler has spent the greater part of her life in suspension between the world of the small Midwestern farm she grew up on, and her current life in Northern California as the wife of a college professor and mother of three. When her father dies and the family farm is sold, betrayals both small and large are brought to the surface. Angela faces these betrayals and find ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 2014 by Leaping Goat Press (first published March 14th 2011)
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Passing Into Dust - A Journey

Patricia Damery is a poet beneath her cloak as a novelist. Her writing is at once disarmingly simple and rich in deep philosophical content. Damery is that sort of author who makes the reader feel regret at closing the last page and cover of her book. The very choice of SNAKES for the title of this story suggests the quality of magic that is waiting: she has taken a word that has general connotations of evil or fear or darkness and surprises her reader with that crea
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Snakes, by Patricia Damery (Farming Soul, 2010) is a beautifully written novel about a woman coming to terms with family continuity as small farms are packed up and sold off at auctions to those who will never know who once lived there and made of them enduring homes.

Angela leaves the Midwestern farm her family has worked for generations because the roads and fields and traditions are, in spite of their deep values, confining to her coming-of-a-age soul. She attends college in California, receiv
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Patricia Damery is an author, a Jungian analyst in private practice in Napa, California, and a member of the C. G. Jung Institute in San Francisco. Her life has been about seeking the divine in everyday life and is reflected in her writing. Patricia's writing concerns remembering instinct, becoming more conscious not only of our personal psyche, but of our relationships to the animate and inanimat ...more
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