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Book Title: Return of the Bones (Inspired by a True Story)|
The author of the book: Belinda Vasquez Garcia
ISBN 13: 9781475187427
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.77 MB
Edition: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Date of issue: June 21st 2012
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Love never dies, nor does faith or hope, or magic – Return of the Bones
Follow the journey of the last two remaining members of the Pecos Pueblo on their quest to bring back the bones of their ancestors to the ruins of their family pueblo. A dazzling epic of ancestry, love and forgiveness, Return of the Bones is a very special book, inspired by a true story which should be told. In 1915, 2,067 skeletons were stolen from the ghost pueblo of Pecos and transported to Harvard University for medical research
In present day and across the miles, the wind carries their cries to Grandfather, who hears the bones longing for home. Hollow-Woman and Grandfather are the last of the Pecos people, but Hollow-Woman is not interested in ancient family skeletons. She works at an Indian casino and is of the modern ways, while Grandfather is a shaman and values tradition. She hopes the road trip will heal their broken hearts.
Grandfather fashions a magical dream catcher to help Hollow-Woman experience their ancestors' lives, to hurl her into the past, so his granddaughter may come to love the missing bones as he does. While driving a ratty, old pickup-camper, the stubborn Hollow-Woman and cantankerous Grandfather bicker from New Mexico to the Peabody Museum in Boston. The pages are filled with the comical way Grandfather looks at the world while embracing the heartbreak and spirituality of the Native American peoples.
Did you know that President George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, dug up Geronimo's grave and stole his skull to be used as initiation into the Skull and Bones Society at Yale?
Did you know that the desecration of the Pecos graves was the beginning of American Archaeology?
Did you know that the Pecos skeletons were the research subjects for the landmark study which proves exercise prevents osteoporosis?
Return of the Bones is a mystical story enhanced with video and pictures via the author's website. Visit magicprose.com if you wish to preview the videos and images.
Read information about the authorBelinda Vasquez Garcia is the author of the award-winning RETURN OF THE BONES which won Best Historical Fiction for the New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards.
In her own words:
If I could have a dinner party and invite anyone dead or alive, who would I ask? My dinner party would be on Halloween, and Edgar Allan Poe would be at the top of the list. I fell in love with his dark writing when I was a kid. Eddie would have to sit by himself so he doesn’t depress the other guests. He would, also, have to drink just water so his face doesn’t fall on his plate half-way through the meal. Then, after dinner he can scare us with his horror stories because I would invite my fans to my party.
To quote a line from RETURN OF THE BONES: Love never dies, nor does hope, faith, nor magic.
I was born in the Los Angeles area. I invite you to read my memoirs, if you wish to know more about me. I thank you for any interest in my books.
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