Going Through Ghosts by Mary Sojourner audiobook

Going Through Ghosts

By Mary Sojourner
Read by Andrea Gallo

Recorded Books, Inc.
15.32 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781470392437

***2011 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Long Novel Maggie Foltz is a fifty-five-year-old cocktail waitress in a rundown casino in the southern Nevada Mojave Desert. She spends her days serving drinks to lonely old folks playing the slot machines and her nights trying to escape her bitter past. When she befriends Sarah, a young Native American woman who is hired to cook in the casino coffee shop, her life begins to change. Maggie finds herself falling in love with a memory-haunted Vietnam veteran and warily begins to hope that together they can find peace. Then Sarah is mysteriously murdered, and Sarah' s ghost enlists Maggie to accompany her on a quest for the wisdom that she needs in order to move into the next world. The story ranges from smoky casinos into the harsh magnificence of the desert and the reservation where Sarah' s people are trying to preserve their culture and find their own place in a modern world that seems to want them to be either shamans or losers. Sojourner' s characters are compellingly real, and the Mojave setting has rarely been depicted as sensitively or truthfully. This is a memorable story of love, redemption, and solace, told by one of the West' s finest writers.

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Winner of the Spur Award for best long novel, 2011

***2011 Spur Award Finalist, Best Western Long Novel Maggie Foltz is a fifty-five-year-old cocktail waitress in a rundown casino in the southern Nevada Mojave Desert. She spends her days serving drinks to lonely old folks playing the slot machines and her nights trying to escape her bitter past. When she befriends Sarah, a young Native American woman who is hired to cook in the casino coffee shop, her life begins to change. Maggie finds herself falling in love with a memory-haunted Vietnam veteran and warily begins to hope that together they can find peace. Then Sarah is mysteriously murdered, and Sarah' s ghost enlists Maggie to accompany her on a quest for the wisdom that she needs in order to move into the next world. The story ranges from smoky casinos into the harsh magnificence of the desert and the reservation where Sarah' s people are trying to preserve their culture and find their own place in a modern world that seems to want them to be either shamans or losers. Sojourner' s characters are compellingly real, and the Mojave setting has rarely been depicted as sensitively or truthfully. This is a memorable story of love, redemption, and solace, told by one of the West' s finest writers.

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Author Bio: Mary Sojourner

Author Bio: Mary Sojourner

Mary Sojourner writes and lives in Bend, Oregon. She is also the author of Bonelight: Ruin and Grace in the New Southwest, another novel, short stories, and many essays. She has taught writing workshops and been a commentator for National Public Radio.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Westerns
Runtime: 15.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English