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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Sheep Walker's Daughter

The Sheep Walker's Daughter by Sydney Avey

About The Book:
A Korean War widow’s difficult mother dies before revealing the identity of her daughter’s father and his cultural heritage. As Dee sorts through what little her mother left, she unearths puzzling clues that raise more questions: Why did Leora send money every month to the Basque Relief Agency? Why is her own daughter so secretive about her soon-to-be published book? And what does an Anglican priest know that he isn’t telling? All this head-spinning breaks a long, dry period in Dee’s life. She might just as well lose her job and see where the counsel of her new spiritual advisor and the attentions of an enigmatic ex-coworker lead her. The Sheep Walker’s Daughter pairs a colorful immigrant history of loss, survival, and tough choices with one woman’s search for spiritual identity and personal fulfillment. Dee’s journey will take her through the Northern and Central California valleys of the 1950s and reach across the world to the obscure Basque region of Spain. She will begin to discover who she is and why family history matters.

My Thoughts:
This was a great book. I am always interested in family histories and things of that nature. I love looking in to the stories of my own genealogy. So I was hooked from the get-go on this book! What a great journey! A perfect book for cuddling up with during the long winter months.

About The Author:
Sydney Avey is a California girl who grew up in Silicon Valley and now lives in the Sierra Nevada foothills of Yosemite and the Sonoran Desert in Arizona. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley, and a lifetime of experience writing news for non-profits and corporations. Her work is featured or forthcoming in Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Forge Journal and Epiphany Magazine. She blogs at sydneyavey.com on topics related to relationships, legacy, faith, and the writing life.

 

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