Gardens in the dunes : a novel
Gardens in the dunes : a novel

Silko, Leslie Marmon, 1948-


1st Simon & Schuster paperback ed.

Publication Information
New York : Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2005, c1999.

Physical Description
477 p. ; 21 cm.

General Note
Includes reading group guide.

Subject Term
Indians of North America -- Fiction.
Voyages around the world -- Fiction.
Indian children -- Fiction.
Acculturation -- Fiction.
Socialites -- Fiction.
Adoption -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.

Historical fiction.

The tale of a young Native American caught between her heritage & the culture of the white world. A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman's quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a "proper" young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Hardwood Creek Library (Forest Lake)BookFICTION SIL11Fiction Collection
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)BookFICTION SIL11Fiction Collection