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by Aryn Kyle

ePub The God of Animals: A Novel download
Author:
Aryn Kyle
ISBN13:
978-1416533252
ISBN:
1416533257
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Publisher:
Scribner Books (March 2008)
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Genre Fiction
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4.1
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Kyle's The God of Animals is a coming-of-age tale that manages to be both elegiac and hard-nosed.

Kyle's The God of Animals is a coming-of-age tale that manages to be both elegiac and hard-nosed. It's an impressive debut. - Dorman Shindler, The Star Ledger. It's a tribute to Kyle's honest, unshowy writing that readers will want, with

com With the sure hand of a seasoned writer, Aryn Kyle has crafted a brilliant debut with her novel, The God of Animals. Alice Winston, living on the family horse ranch, a marginal enterprise in Desert Valley, Colorado, is a 12-year-old girl with more than she can handle and no one to help her cope.

Aryn Kyle is the author of the bestselling novel The God of Animals and a graduate of the University of Montana writing program.

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The God of Animals book. Aryn Kyle is a talented writer, and this is a quiet, beautifully written book. The characters are complex, flawed and believable, the dialogue is realistic, and the pacing is perfect. There doesn't seem to be a word or scene that doesn't belong - you can tell that this book is carefully crafted, and this is not an author who cranks out a book a year.

Aryn Kyle - The God of Animals Books & Books. Although Kyle might not be considered commercially successful just yet, her novel The God of Animals was released in French in 2009 and in Spanish in 2010

Aryn Kyle - The God of Animals Books & Books. Aryn Kyle - The God of Animals Books & Books. Although Kyle might not be considered commercially successful just yet, her novel The God of Animals was released in French in 2009 and in Spanish in 2010. "El Dios De Los Animales.

The God of Animals is the debut novel by Aryn Kyle first published in 2007. Alice Winston, a twelve-year-old girl, struggles with her place in the world the summer after her sister runs away from home and marries a rodeo cowboy. Her mother-bedridden. Her mother-bedridden because of postpartum depression-hasn't left her bedroom since Alice was an infant, and her father is failing to keep their horse ranch running.

The God of Animals: A Novel. The God of Animals - Aryn Kyle. One. SIX MONTHS BEFORE Polly Cain drowned in the canal, my sister, Nona, ran off and married a cowboy. From an award-winning and talented young novelist comes one of the most exciting fiction debuts in years: a breathtaking and beautiful novel set on a horse ranch in small-town Colorado. When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family's troubles-a depressed, bedridden mother; a reticent, overworked father; and a run-down horse ranch.

From an award-winning and talented young novelist comes one of the most exciting fiction debuts in years: a breathtaking and beautiful novel set on a horse ranch in small-town Colorado.When her older sister runs away to marry a rodeo cowboy, Alice Winston is left to bear the brunt of her family's troubles—a depressed, bedridden mother; a reticent, overworked father; and a run-down horse ranch. As the hottest summer in fifteen years unfolds and bills pile up, Alice is torn between dreams of escaping the loneliness of her duty-filled life and a longing to help her father mend their family and the ranch. To make ends meet, the Winstons board the pampered horses of rich neighbors, and for the first time Alice confronts the power and security that class and wealth provide. As her family and their well-being become intertwined with the lives of their clients, Alice is drawn into an adult world of secrets and hard truths, and soon discovers that people—including herself—can be cruel, can lie and cheat, and every once in a while, can do something heartbreaking and selfless. Ultimately, Alice and her family must weather a devastating betrayal and a shocking, violent series of events that will test their love and prove the power of forgiveness. A wise and astonishing novel about the different guises of love and the often steep tolls on the road to adulthood, The God of Animals is a haunting, unforgettable debut.
  • As other reviewers have noted, this . . . is a complicated book that doesn't accomplish what the author was hoping for. I suppose on the one hand it really could just be a dark, depressing and cynical "coming of age" tale set amidst horrendous animal abuse which everyone seems to completely ignore. All is vanity, the future is hopeless, that sort of thing. But how, then, did it get so many good reviews (here and otherwise) from folks who *saw* hope in it? There's nothing redeeming about the characters; not once did I see anyone change even in the slightest for the better.

    Finally, others have also stated that the sections about equine husbandry and training are woefully off the mark, and I agree. But, again, who knows? Maybe her point was that these people either don't know what they're doing or really don't care, so I can't say for certain if this is a matter of the author's total ignorance or a stylistic choice to have the farm in the book be run by folks who could rival the cruelty found in "Black Beauty." I wish the author had written a preface or post-script addressing this issue, because I found both this possibility and the possibility that she hadn't done her research deeply unsettling.

    I doubt I'll even leave this downstairs in the communal laundry room for someone else to pick up. It will most likely go in the recycling. Not recommended. :(

  • This story takes place on a horse ranch in the West. The character-development is rich and deep and moves like silk throughout the story. Animals play a role, but the relationships between family members and the community create the complex movements of the story. I can hardly put this book down! The 12 y.o. protagonist is discovering her way into adolescence without much help from her parents, who are not unkind, while working as hard as her father, while her mother lies mysteriously ill in bed. I forget I'm reading a story, I am so completely involved with especially Alice, the 12 y.o. kid who is strong, confused, wise, a little lost, and bursting out of her too-small clothes that no one seems to notice. This is a book I do not want to end! I heartily recommend this remarkable book!

  • When reading this book, I hated it but could not put it down. I own horses and though not involved in the breeding and showing of horses,I know many people who are. This is more about human relationships and is right on about many of the boarding stables and the people who board their horses as well as the owners of these stables and their hopes and dreams they have and what they will risk and put up with to get that one great horse. This is not a feel good book but will keep you hooked from start to finish.

  • Five stars for this young author's beautifully poetic and lyrical writing style. I did find the voice, however, to be an unsuitable match for its sixth-grade narrator. I kept having to remind myself that she was only twelve years old. Overall, the story will entertain all ages. Sit back and enjoy the language in this little gem.

  • This is one of those books that you buy several copies of because you want to give it to all of your friends. Alice is a 12-year-old loner whose family is falling apart. Her mother doesn't leave the house, in fact, she hasn't left her room since Alice was a baby. Alice's father is working to keep their horse ranch from going under; and her sister, Nona, ran away from home with her cowboy boyfriend. With no one to cling to, Alice is adrift in her own strange thoughts and becomes obsessed with a classmate who drowns in a nearby canal. The writing is wonderful. Each and every character has a story to tell and each character's story is flawlessly woven into the next. Alice's loneliness and despair were palpable. I couldn't put it down!

  • Was introduced to this book in undergrad... I could read it over and over. As the author's first writing, I was blown away... incredible. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Seems like it's geared towards younger readers but be aware there are some moments of violence/animal cruelty. It's easy to finish in a week.

  • Loved the character development in this book and all the detail about horse raising, breeding and showing. The book can be sad and dark in parts, and I felt a little unsatisfied with the ending (it felt as if the author didn't know how to end the book), but overall the God of Animals was very well written and I couldn't put it down (stayed up all night reading the last 80 pages!!)