Book Reviews of Dakota: A Spiritual Geography

Dakota: A Spiritual Geography
Dakota A Spiritual Geography
Author: Kathleen Norris
ISBN-13: 9780395710913
ISBN-10: 039571091X
Publication Date: 9/1993
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 26 ratings
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (P)
Book Type: Paperback
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An evocation of the Great Plains and its influence on the human spirit, Dakota describes the harsh, desolate, yet subline landscape that embodies the contraditions of American life as lived in the small towns where history and myth have become indistinguishable.

What I particularly liked about this book is tha the Plains and this life is seen through the eyes of someone who was NOT raised here, but came by choice.
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This book describes the harsh, desolate, and yet sublime landscape that embodies the contradictions of American life as lived in the small towns where history and myth have become insdistinguishable.

"A remarkable new work of nonfiction...deeply spiritual, deeply moving...an endlessly instructive book." -New York Times Book Review
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Norris is a fine writer. Dakota captures the harsh desolation of the plains while it also tells us how the plains shaped the American character.
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A non-romanticized story of a big-city slicker's move to a tiny town and her ensuing struggles with everything from the weather to her spirituality.
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A delightful look at the barronness of the midwest and how one woman fills her time with spirit.
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"With humor and lyrical grace, {Norris is} at once a pondering visionary and a news reporter covering the essence of what there is tosee and touch in a land so vast that it seems more like an ocean that it does earth." (San Francisco Chronicle)
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I liked Norris' writing style and her observations on rural America. Although I was less interested in the spiritual perspective, it did shed light on her view on the world. Very nice read.
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A good spiritual and actual exploration of life in the western Dakotas.
Very interesting comparisions and reactions.
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A very thoughtful book. I know we're not supposed to comment on the condition of the book, but the person I loaned it to really studied it, and underlined some passages, and wrote some comments and outlines at the back of the book. Thought you should know in case this would make you unhappy.
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One of my favorite writers, Kathleen Norris.

She speaks to a woman's heart and all of her
books are wonderful for spiritual inspiration.
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About life on the Great Plains and its influence on the human spirit.
I enjoyed it.