Small Rocks Rising

Small Rocks Rising In Ruth Farley a fiercely independent woman homesteads a tract of land in a beautiful canyon in the Southern California desert Determined to live on her own terms and to be free of troubling h

  • Title: Small Rocks Rising
  • Author: Susan Lang
  • ISBN: 9780874175042
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Paperback
  • In 1929, Ruth Farley, a fiercely independent woman, homesteads a tract of land in a beautiful canyon in the Southern California desert Determined to live on her own terms and to be free of troubling human attachments, Ruth initially rejects the help of the miners and cowboys who are her neighbors and struggles to develop the homestead on her own Gradually, however, RuthIn 1929, Ruth Farley, a fiercely independent woman, homesteads a tract of land in a beautiful canyon in the Southern California desert Determined to live on her own terms and to be free of troubling human attachments, Ruth initially rejects the help of the miners and cowboys who are her neighbors and struggles to develop the homestead on her own Gradually, however, Ruth learns that survival is a far complicated and dangerous business, and the entrapments of love sweeter, and binding, than she had ever imagined Determined to take possession of her land, Ruth must first face the consequences of her own stubborness and sensuality, and of mindless and terrible violence, as well as a bitter fight to stay alive through a harrowing and isolated winter Only then, her hard won wisdom forged in unbearable grief and wrenching physical trials, can she truly become part of the land she loves so intensely Ruth Farley is a character of exceptional complexity a liberated woman in a time when most women were tied to the home a joyously sexual woman in a culture where most women merely did their duty for the men in their lives a contradictory, self centered, alienated woman who

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    1. A very sensual and powerful story about a young woman who pioneers a homestead on her own in a canyon in S. California in 1929. She wants to be independent, but finds herself needing her neighbors to help her survive.The descriptions of the land, the plants & animals, even the rocks are amazing. The sexism and racism are also disturbingly realistic. Her relationships with men, many of whom want to control her, are fascinating, graphic, and pretty much believable, and I just knew some of the [...]


    2. There's something about vivid detail some writers get and others don't.And Susan Lang has it down. Her debut novel "Small Rocks Rising," part of the University of Nevada's Western Literature series, is the sort of book where prose and linguistic elegance take center stage - a solid work that builds a rhythym and a soul before it builds on plot and character development. Those ingredients are there of course, but they cook gradually. The focus here is on emotional evolution, of painting the lands [...]


    3. I enjoyed the story, though it was predictable. What I had trouble getting past was the writing. The description was okay but the sex parts sounded like they came right out of romance novel. Not what I was expecting. It was a quick read though so I felt like I wasn't too bogged down.


    4. Parts of this were very interesting mostly predictable. Susan Lang has moments of brilliance in her descriptions of the western landscape that made this an enjoyable read.



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