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The Falling Woman
The Falling Woman
Author: Pat Murphy
Elizabeth Waters, an archeologist who abandoned her husband and daughter years ago to pursue her career, can see the shadows of the past. It's a gift she keeps secret from her colleagues and students, one that often leads her to incredible archeological discoveries and the realization that she might be going mad. Then on a dig in the Yucatan, th...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312932305
ISBN-10: 0312932308
Publication Date: 11/1986
Pages: 287
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Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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From the back cover...
Elizabeth Butler is an archeologist with a special gift, one that has made her a popular success and has drawn the disaproval of other scientists who suspect her of being less than serious. Elizabeth can see the past. She can see it everywhere around her, present-day vision overlain by the apparitions of long ago. The ghosts Elizabeth sees never speak to her, never appear to see her at all. But one morning in the Yucatan, as Elizabeth watches ghostly Mayan women drawing water from a long vanished well, one of them turns and speaks to her. For among the ancient Maya, there is on who can see the future.

Now the two women are bound together across time-and as a Mayan Great Cycle draws to a close in both eras, the ancient priestess draws the modern woman closer and closer to madness and tragedy.

A good way to learn a little bit about the Mayan culture with a little mother daughter drama thrown in.
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