The Meadow by James Galvin audiobook

The Meadow

By James Galvin
Read by Patrick Lawlor

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
6.51 Hours Unabridged
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Through short vignettes that read like a novel, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado-Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, but most of all he reveals deeply personal portraits of the few people who live there and who do not so much possess but are themselves possessed by the terrain. For Lyle, Ray, Clara, and App, the struggle to survive on an independent family ranch is a series of blameless failures and unacclaimed successes that illuminate the Western character. The Meadow evolves a sense of place that can be achieved only by someone who knows it intimately.

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Summary

Summary

Through short vignettes that read like a novel, James Galvin depicts the hundred-year history of a meadow in the arid mountains of the Colorado-Wyoming border. Galvin describes the seasons, the weather, the wildlife, but most of all he reveals deeply personal portraits of the few people who live there and who do not so much possess but are themselves possessed by the terrain.

For Lyle, Ray, Clara, and App, the struggle to survive on an independent family ranch is a series of blameless failures and unacclaimed successes that illuminate the Western character. The Meadow evolves a sense of place that can be achieved only by someone who knows it intimately.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gifted poet James Galvin blends fiction and fact into a haunting story…This careful, honest, and passionate exploration gives The Meadow its power and beauty.” New York Times Book Review
“Readers of Richard Ford, Jim Harrison, and Rick Bass will feel at home in Galvin’s country.” Publishers Weekly
“Galvin…knows the landscape intimately and conveys an unforgettable sense of the beauty and isolation of the area. Equally fascinating are the portraits of the few who inhabit this landscape of rugged individualists and family ranches. Rarely has an author captured life in the American West with such poignancy. Highly recommended.” Library Journal
“This fine piece of regional writing will recall the land and people of the American West to anyone who has been there and introduce them to those who have not.” School Library Journal
“Close-ups of seldom-seen bedrock people of the American West, adroitly drawn and deeply felt.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: James Galvin

Author Bio: James Galvin

James Galvin, the author of three volumes of poetry, has received the Nation/Discovery Award as well as fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Institute. Raised in northern Colorado, he lives in Wyoming but teaches each year at the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.51
Audience: Adult
Language: English