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  • The Bones of Paradise
  • Jonis Agee
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  • 14 January 2020
  • 9780062413475

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The Bones of Paradise Read & Download ☆ 109 Hard father Drum; his estranged wife Dulcinea; and his young sons Cullen and Hayward As the mystery of these twin deaths unfolds the history of the dysfunctional Bennett’s and their damning secrets are revealed exposing the conflicted heart of a nation caught between past and futureAt the center of The Bones of Paradise are two remarkable women Dulcinea returned after bitter years of self exile yearns for redemption and the courage to mend her broken family and reclaim the land that is rightfully hers Rose scarred by the terrible slaughters that have decimated and dislocated her people struggles to accept the death of her sister Star and refuses t. Living in the sand hills of Nebraska takes a huge amount of determination grit and a love of the land For Dulcinea and JB it was a place to ranch raise a family and plan a future until it became instead a place where Dulcinea would loose her sons and run from her husband There is of course a heartbreaking story behind this She will return years later with plans to reclaim what was hers but will instead find her husband murdered and a young Indian woman alongside him A man named Graver who has already lost his entire family to illness will come upon them almost losing his own life Who are the killers All the men suspected have one thing in common they all were at the massacre of Wounded knee as were the two victimsThe author spares no descriptions no words when relating this horrible massacre It is vivid and graphic It is horrific and will leave a legacy of revenge and hatred This is a very grim story for much of it there is only a glimmer of light of hope but the story of these people is enthralling as well Their lives are so hard very much a life of survival as things in this area for ranching have not gone well Oil and mineral prospectors are pressuring the ranchers to grant them the rights to their properties Loved that this featured two incredibly strong women Dulcinea who will after much heartache show determinable and enviable strength and Rose her Indian friend and also the sister of the murdered young Indian girl who vows vengeance against the murderer One get s good sense of the inner struggles of these two women and the struggles to tame this land as a whole The last chapter provides a glimpse into the future and it is here we can see if their struggles will bear fruit uite a good and realistic story

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The Bones of Paradise Read & Download ☆ 109 O rest until she is avenged A kaleidoscopic portrait of misfits schemers chancers and dreamers Jonis Agee’s bold new novel is a panorama of America at the dawn of a new century A beautiful evocation of this magnificent blood soaked land its sweeping prairies seas of golden grass and sandy hills all at the mercy of two unpredictable and terrifying forces weather and lawlessness and the durable men and women who dared to tame it Intimate and epic The Bones of Paradise is a remarkable achievement a mystery a tragedy a romance and an unflagging exploration of the beauty and brutality tenderness and cruelty that defined the settling of the American west. I m not generally a reader of mysteries and frankly I m not sure this novel can be billed as one It is a fabulous conglomerate a family saga literary fiction historical fiction a love story a western and a mystery all wrapped into oneAdmittedly the mystery component of what really happened to JB and Star that fateful day no spoilers here kept me turning pages But what kept me the most rapt was that this novel is told almost exclusively by what ISN T being said between characters Jonis Agee s ability to show intention thought and emotion through facial expressions gestures and body language is unmatched I m still floored These characters are painfully flawed and have been wronged and hurt and hurt some I could see these people twitch their eyes hear the breath come from their troubled lips feel their hesitation and heaviness of heart Not only that the author knows horses and you will know them too by the end of this tale how gentle and ornery and smart they are how much finesse is reuired for human horse trust And for that matter the author understands intimately the complexities of human to human interactionAgee s descriptions of the stark landscape and the theme of humans uest for land were both so emotionally taut And then of course the horrors of Wounded Knee are central to this book I read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee as a college student and still shiver thinking about it This book does such an incredible job of uestioning that slippery definition of history based on which side is telling the story The novel sheds some ugly truths about this period in American history that again should be reuired reading for us allThis is a story about mothers and sons sons and fathers ambition greed desire the power of evil the value of hard work Rich in historical detail and its own moments of breathtaking beauty this is a wonderful character driven novel that will hold you in its grip long after you ve turned the last page Love literary historical fiction This one s for you

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The Bones of Paradise Read & Download ☆ 109 The award winning author of The River Wife returns with a multi generational family saga set in the unforgiving Nebraska Sandhills in the years following the massacre at Wounded Knee an ambitious tale of history vengeance race guilt betrayal family and belonging filled with a vivid cast of characters shaped by violence love and a desperate loyalty to the landTen years after the 7th Calvary massacred than 200 Lakota men women and children at Wounded Knee J B Bennett a white rancher and Star a young Native American woman are murdered in a remote meadow on J B’s land The deaths bring together the scattered members of the Bennett family his cunning and. My God how we are destroyedman this is one meaty book and it took me forever to read not because it was boring it s not that at all it s just that it moves at a slow deliberate pace and there are a lot of storylines to absorb where each character is given their own manifest destiny style room to expand and develop the characters are particularly well written here at first there are good guys and bad guys where guys is a gender neutral term and uestionable decisions made by all but by the end of the book the reader has learned enough about these characters that distinctions like good and bad collapse into human which is ultimately what you want in literary fiction but it s not literary fiction that s being a dick about it it s not intellectually taxing for readers who enjoy books that take their time to unfold and have a number of strong characters driving the narrative if you have a book club with members willing to dive into a book this size and speed it s perfect for discussion and it s a good mix of genres historical fiction family saga mystery western and an eually good mix of themes race and gender and family and historical atrocities and the struggle to exist in a world where nature and man are eually cruel The roads to the Black Hills gold were strewn with with skeletons of horses and mules and oxen driven to death in the mad hurry to reach men s destiny Furniture discarded empty barrels crates of clothing and mementos even toys left behind once the babe itself was gone It was a hard land for those without patience Time ruled this land and in time everyone was wounded and everything of value disappearedit s got all the best parts of the western slow burning vengeance stubborn perseverance lawlessness savage violence moral flexibility the pursuit of gold and oil hardship and an absence of community these are men and women hardened by their own struggle to carve out a fragile existence in an unpredictable environment deceptively beautiful natural landscapes that can turn in an instant bringing cyclones drought and blizzards that can destroy everything in their wake where a family can just starve to death and no one will help or rather the only man willing to help gets murdered on page 11 on his own land beside the still warm body of a murdered lakota girlcue the mystery elements there s the big mystery the double murder that opens the book as well as the maybe attempted murder of the character who discovers the bodies but the murders actually take a back seat they spur the action and flavor the rest of the book but several smaller scale mini mysteries get in the way family secrets arrangements and estrangements shady land dealings contested wills suspicious characters and the looming shadow of the memory of the massacre at wounded knee which links several characters in shame or outragethe book scoots back and forth through time and includes the massacre which is absolutely horrifying well written but gutting as well as events leading up to and following the event and all of the uestions will be answered although some of them will be answered without fanfare uietly inserted in casual blink and you d miss em ways which i lovei ve barely scratched the surface in this meandering review that s how much there is to this one but i will say it s a stunning book and it lingers it is very much worth the time it will take you to digest it He had to keep going if for no other reason than the hope that the work would kill him and it would all be overi promise it will not kill youcome to my blog


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    Read & Download The Bones of Paradise PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee In the hills grudges never died they remained as they took place as the words were uttered since there was nowhere for them to go nothing to break them apart the soft edges of the hills offered nothing hard enough to smash the anger nothing sharp enough to cut through the Gordian knot so it lived fresh undeniable as the first day In

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    review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] Jonis Agee ☆ 9 Download My God how we are destroyedman this is one meaty book and it took me forever to read not because it was boring; it's not that at all it's just that it moves at a slow deliberate pace and there are a lot of storyli

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    Read & Download The Bones of Paradise PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee I'm not a fan of mysteries or crime stories but I am a big fan of family sagas and historical fiction so it was this part

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    PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee Living in the sand hills of Nebraska takes a huge amount of determination grit and a love of the land For Dulcinea and JB

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    review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] Jonis Agee ☆ 9 Download The Wounded Knee Massacre occurred on 29 December 1890 near Wounded Knee Creek JB Bennett’s ranch is not terribly far from Wounded Knee Ten years have passed since that horrible day as JB rides with the thoughts in his mind centered on his w

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    Read & Download The Bones of Paradise PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] To be published by William Morrow August 2016 my thanks are extended to both the publisher and Edelweiss Sometimes hard to read due to the historical content referencing the massacre at Wounded Knee The Bones of Paradise was well worth my unease Ten years after this horrific and brutal event a young Native Ame

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    PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] Read & Download The Bones of Paradise The Bones Of Time is a tale of two women during the aftermath of the Massacre of Wounded Knee in Pine Ridge South Dakota in 1890 in which or less 200 Indian people were shot by the 7th Cavalry of the US ArmyIn the Sand Hills of JB Bennett's farm a murdered Indian girl named Star is found dead by JB and upon investigation he gets shot as well And so does Graver who arrived upon the scene But Graver survived In a slow moving story spanning o

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    PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee This was a really excellent book It's an historical novel set ten years after the battle at Wounded Knee actually it wasn't a battle it was a massacre At the beginning of the book a rancher finds a dead Indian girl on his land and is almost immediately killed himself Pretty much the rest of the book is devoted to finding out who committed

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    Jonis Agee ☆ 9 Download review Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ☆ Jonis Agee Read & Download The Bones of Paradise I’m not generally a reader of mysteries and frankly I’m not sure this novel can be billed as one It is a fabulous conglomerate a family saga literary fiction historical fiction a love story a western and a mystery all wrapped into oneAdmittedly the mystery component of ‘what really happened to JB and Star that fateful day?’ no spoilers here kept me turning pages But what kept me the most rapt was that this novel is told a

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    PDF FREE [The Bones of Paradise] Two and a half stars rounded up because of the beautiful descriptions of the Nebraska Sand Hills I wanted to like this one and it has many elements that I usually enjoy it's part family saga part mystery with lots of historical detail Sadly I found the non linear story telling rather annoying and I never liked any of the characte

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