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Home Place


Home Place is a love story. It speaks of our relationships with place and each other, and the struggle for wholeness in uncertain times.

When a damaged and idealistic young woman retreats to a mountain valley with her proud-cut, green broke gelding, the people she meets there tell her stories of how they came to and lost the place where she now lives.

They tell of the 16 year-old Welsh boy, John Davies, who in 1863 walks over the ridge looking for gold and finds and marries Mary Yatkin, the Maidu headman’s daughter. They tell how from that union generations of family grew and still grow – ranchers, basket-weavers, loggers, mill-workers, healers, thinkers and teachers who plant orchards in the valley coves, raise animals, barns and children whom they teach to be careful and to care for the ever-present spirits who inhabit that world. Read more

About Elisa Adler

Elisa Adler teaches in colleges and prisons, is a translator and interpreter, farms, and lives with her family on a northeastern edge of California’s Sierra Nevada. Read more


Excerpt from the Book

Imagine a voice and voices. Wind. Wind in the riverbed, wind on the mountain. Wind in the grasses. Read more

$21.95 / Perfectbound
ISBN: 9781457530609
458 pages
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