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The Anthropology of Turquoise by Ellen Meloy
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Jan 05, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction, southwestern-usa
Recommended for: miquixote, lucyca
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The beautiful phrases and descriptive phrases used in Meloy's journey is a pleasure to follow. Rich and colourful attributes of landscaping, mountains, water, desert and sky are given full attention to detail. Her writing style appears to be mostly a hunger of the senses; we immediately are drawn into the realistic imagery she presents. She winds her way through the beautiful Sierra Nevada, the Mojave Desert, the Yucatan Peninsula, the Bahamas and finally to her beloved home in the canyons of Southwestern USA. Anyone who has toured or hiked in the Southwest can understand the seduction of the colourful landscape she describes so well.

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