A book for the times we’re in . . .
“To my own surprise, I don’t expect new authors to be so sly or quick in engaging, holding, and enlightening their readers. Whenever I pick Heart Wood up, I always regret having to put it down. Shirley DicKard is extremely good.”
– Gary Snyder, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet, essayist, environmental activist
An eco-speculative-historical-magical-feminist novel
Deep in the heart of an old family desk is an ancient woman’s legacy that mysteriously connects three family women across centuries and generations in their fight for the earth’s future.
Eliza: Post Gold Rush in Yolo, Sacramento Valley, late 19th century
Harmony: Back-to-the-land homestead in the Sierra Nevada, late 20th century
Amisha: Dystopic San Francisco and the Sierra Nevada – late 21st century
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