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Book Title: Call Down the Stars|
Date of issue: November 27th 2001
ISBN 13: 9780380973729
The author of the book: Sue Harrison
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 15.16 MB
Edition: William Morrow & Company
Read full description of the books Call Down the Stars:Filled with incredible detail and brought to life by three-dimensional characters, Sue Harrison's magnificent Storyteller Trilogy superbly evokes prehistoric Alaska and the strong people who struggle to survive its forbidding climate. Now, With Call Down the Stars, the saga begun in Song of the River and Cry of the Wind is complete, as Harrison vividly creates flesh-and-blood characters who fight for survival by day and are renewed at night by tales of the brave people who went before. It is the perfect conclusion to a sweeping epic that evokes a believable world sure to enchant all who enter it.Call Down the StarsThe Bear-god warriors came like a tsunami from the sea, their poorly made and misshapen outriggers sunk so deeply in the water that the Boat People only stood on the shore staring, sure that a wave would swamp the dugouts before the warriors could beach them. But the sea gods were asleep . . . .So begins the story of the little girl called Daughter as she and the grandfather, Water Gourd, flee their villagc and promised death at the hands of the Bear-god warriors. At the end of a perilous and daring journey across the North Pacific, they are guided by sea otters to the islands of the Whale Hunters.Daughter and Water Gourd believe they have found safety but they are soon ensnared in the plots and schemes of the medicine woman, Kos. She seeks revenge against her son, the warrior-statesman Chakliux, whom she blames for her status as slave-wife among the Whale Hunters.Unaware of Kos's plans, Chakhux, with the wisdom and help of his wife, Aqamdax, and brother, Sok, has brought the River People into prosperous times. Their lives revolve around caribou hunting inthe spring and fall, fishing in the summer, and storytelling during the winter. But years of peace are shattered by Kos's planned vengeance, and it is a forbidden love that makes that vengeance possible. Against the wishes of his people, Aqamdax's brother Ghaden takes the girl Daughter as his wife, giving Kos the opportunity to use the secrets of her poisons and plant medicines to devastate the lives of those she hates.The conclusion of Kos's story of hatred and revenge is told in a traditional manner, authentic to Native American storytelling that is a unique and stunning departure from modern literature that will both surprise and satisfy the reader.Call Down the Stars is a series of stories within a story Daughter's tale is presented as a duel between two storytellers, the quick-witted female Qumalix and the silvertongued man Yikaas. As they vie with each other to enchant their tribe with astonishing legends that recall the origins of their people, Qumalix and Yikaas grow in wisdom and, more important, learn that love transcends the boundaries of time and enmity.
Read information about the authorSue Harrison is the author of six critically acclaimed and internationally bestselling novels. Mother Earth Father Sky, My Sister the Moon and Brother Wind make up The Ivory Carver Trilogy, an epic adventure set in prehistoric Alaska. Song of the River, Cry of the Wind and Call Down the Stars comprise The Storyteller Trilogy. Sue’s young adult book, SISU, was released by Thunder Bay Press .
Sue Harrison was born in Lansing, Michigan. The first of five children, she was raised in the town of Pickford in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where she lives with her husband, a retired high school principal. They are blessed with a daughter and a son, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.
A graduate of Pickford High School, Harrison graduated summa cum laude from Lake Superior State University with a B.A. in English Language and Literature. She was named Lake Superior State University’s Distinguished Alumna in 1992, and served eight years on the university’s Board of Regents.
Harrison’s first novel, Mother Earth Father Sky, was published in 1990 by Doubleday (hardcover) and Avon (paperback). It was nominated in the states of Michigan and Washington for the Reader’s Choice Award among high school students, and was one of ten books chosen for “Battle of the Books,” a statewide student reading competition in Alaska. The novel as had success in both the adult and young adult markets, and was a national bestseller. It was selected by the American Library Association as one of 1991′s Best Books for Young Adults.
Harrison’s second novel, My Sister the Moon, (Doubleday/Avon 1992) has also received recognition by reading and school groups throughout the United States and was a Baker and Taylor top ten in library sales. Both Mother Earth Father Sky and My Sister the Moon were Main Selections of the Literary Guild Book Club and alternate selections of the Doubleday Book Club. Brother Wind, Harrison’s third novel was released in hardcover by William Morrow, October 1994, and in 1995 as an Avon paperback. The novel was chosen as an alternate selection by both the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs. Song of the River and Cry of the Wind were both published by Avon Hardcover/Avon paperback, a division of Hearst Books. The third book of The Storyteller Trilogy, Call down the stars was published by Morrow/Avon in 2001 and 2002. It was featured alternate of the Literary Guild and Doubleday Book Clubs.
Harrison’s books have also been published in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Spain, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Austria, Portugal, Japan, France, Finland, and South America.
Harrison is represented by Rachelle Gardner of WordServe Literary. She is currently writing women’s contempory fiction for the inspirational market.
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