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2013 New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards WINNER for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION!

Return of the Bones is a dazzling family epic of love and forgiveness. In 1915, 2,067 skeletons were stolen from the ghost pueblo of Pecos and transported to Harvard University for medical research...In present day and across the miles, the wind carries their cries to Grandfather, who hears the bones longing for home. But worlds collide when his modern granddaughter agrees to drive him across the country to bring home the bones of their Native American ancestors.

Hollow-Woman and Grandfather are the last of the Pecos people, but she is not interested in ancient skeletons. She works at an Indian casino, while Grandfather is a shaman and values tradition. She hopes the road trip will heal their broken hearts.

Grandfather fashions a magical dream catcher to help her "see" her ancestors' lives, and come to love the missing bones, as he does. While driving a ratty old pickup-camper, the cantankerous Grandfather and stubborn Hollow-Woman bicker from New Mexico to the Peabody Museum.

A glowing literary work, with religious undertones of the persecution of Native Americans by the Catholic Church's Spanish Inquisition. Return of the Bones pulses with emotion. The narration by actress, Sarianna Gregg, is filled with the comical way Grandfather looks at the world while embracing the heartbreak and spirituality of the Native American peoples.

You may know these famous bones on which landmark studies proved that exercise prevents osteoporosis!

Did you know that President George W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, dug up Geronimo's grave and stole his skull for initiation into the Skull and Bones Society at Yale?

Return of the Bones is enhanced with video and pictures through the book’s website http://magicprose.com .

©2012 Belinda Vasquez Garcia (P)2013 Belinda Vasquez Garcia

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