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The Raven's Gift by Don Rearden
The Raven's Gift by Don Rearden
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5.0 out of 5 stars recommended, Feb. 1 2011
This book will be enjoyed by those who know and/or have an interest in rural Alaska. It's the real deal, not Hollywood AK. The characters and places are true to the YK delta, but the appeal of "The Raven's Gift" goes far beyond the authentic syntax of its voice. It is, before all else, an engaging mystery. The author cycles through multiple chopped and embedded timelines while deftly revealing just enough information along the way to propel the reader onward. Here is a book which knows how not to say more, allowing us the satisfaction of puzzling out whodunnit and what "it" even is. If we gain something more from this thriller (and we definitely do) it's because good teachers know to… Read more