The Braided Path




      The Braided Path
The Braided Path is set in a world which is not this one but is like this one in some ways , in a culture which is not modernity, and in a world where the laws of nature are basically the same as in our waking world, i.e., there are no vampires, zombies, werewolves, princes, swords, dragons, wizards, or any magic at all, really, except for the alchemy of love Donna Glee Williams On the slopes of a vertical land where people s lives are bounded by how high and low they are able walk on the single path that connects their world, the young widow Len Rope Maker watches as years go by and her son Cam never finds his limits Long past the time when other youths in Home Village have found their boundaries, Cam keeps climbing higher and lower, pushing on with his sweetheart Fox who also shows signs of being a Far Walker But Cam s drive to venture far nudges him towards the top of the world, while Fox s sends her downward, toward the mythical sea at the bottom of all things Both are true to their own heart s calling. New Download [ The Braided Path ] by [ Donna Glee Williams ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Donna Glee Williams is a poet and writer of literary fantasy and science fiction She was born in Mexico, the daughter of a Kentucky farm girl and a Texas Aggie large animal veterinarian She s been a lot of places now she makes her home in the mountains of western North Carolina, but the place she lived the longest and still calls home is New Orleans These days, she earns her daily bread by writing and helping other writers bring their creative visions to light, but in the past she s done the dance as turnabout crew aka, maid on a schooner, as a librarian, as an environmental activist, as a registered nurse , as a teacher and seminar leader, and for a long stint as a professional student The craft societies of both The Braided Path and Dreamers owe a lot to the time she s spent hanging out in villages in Mexico, Spain, Italy, Israel, Turkey, India, and Pakistan As a finalist in the 2015 Roswell Awards for Short Science Fiction, her short story Saving Seeds was performed in Hollywood by Jasika Nicole Her graceful speculative fiction has been recognized by Honorable Mentions from both the Writers of the Future competition and Gardner Dozois s Best of the Year collection.

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • The Braided Path
  • Donna Glee Williams
  • 24 August 2017
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10 thoughts on “ The Braided Path

  1. Stella says:

    In this beautifully crafted debut novel, Len Rope Maker is a young widow who lives with her son, Cam, in a quiet mountainside village, a village connected to the other villages by a single path that winds up and down the mountain Cam is restless, a far walkerinterested in testing the limits of his endurance and pushing beyond the known boundaries of his world than in settling into a trade like the other villagers His sweetheart, Fox, is also a far walker Together they hike up and down t In this beautifully crafted debut novel, Len Rope Maker is a young widow who lives with her son, Cam, in a quiet mountainside village, a village connected to the other villages by a single path that winds up and down the mountain Cam is restless, a far walkerinterested in testing the limits of his endurance and pushing beyond the known boundaries of his world than in settling into a trade like the other villagers His sweetheart, Fox, is also a far walker Together they hike up and down the mountainside from village to village, pushing each other on O...

  2. Rose says:

    Intended reader adultStyle literaryMy normal reading fare consists of mostly middle grade and YA fiction, punctuated by adult nonfiction So this was quite a step outside my normal genre Someone else for whom adult literary fiction is the main course might have other things to say, but in any case, it s always helpful to me as a reader to see where a reviewer is coming from, so I mention it.The story Len, her grown son Cam, and Cam s girlfriend Fox live in a soc Intended reader adultStyle literaryMy normal reading fare consists of mostly middle ...

  3. Jody Casella says:

    Original and absorbing with the most fascinating and intricately built world I have ever read The Braided Path follows several characters through meandering journeys as they discover what their limits are and who they are apart and together.

  4. Scott T. says:

    Full disclosure I reviewed this from an advanced copy In fact, the cover quote is taken from the following review.The Braided Path is a quiet book, full of good characters trying to discover their path In fact, the metaphor of the path runs throughout the book The path, the rope, the braids that bind individuals together into couples and couples together into communities It is a love story, a coming of age story, and a fable Mostly it is about characters seeking their place in Full disclosure I reviewed this from an advanced copy In fact, the cover quote is taken from the following review.The Braided Path is a quiet book, full of good characters trying to discover their path In fact, the metaphor of the path runs throughout the book The path, the rope, the braids that bind individuals together into couples a...

  5. Rebecca A. Rogers says:

    A vertical world This sounds amazing

  6. Julie says:

    I received an advanced reading copy of The Braided Path via a giveaway on Library Thing The plot can be found elsewhere I will only be providing some of my impressions of the book.I m not much of a reader of science fiction, but this is one book that only stretched my imagination a bit, rather than jarring me into something totally alien I found the book to beabout love and loss, relationships, coming of age and community It was interested to read the descriptions of the va I received an advanced reading copy of The Braided Path via a...

  7. Glenn Gurley says:

    A couple years ago I listened to Limits by Donna Glee Williams on Podcastle The Fantasy Fiction Podcast link PODCASTLE 189 LIMITS I enjoyed the short story so much I wanted to hearabout the lives of Len Rope Maker and her son Cam Far Walker In my life and as a parent and grandparent I related to the excitement of youth for new experiences and my feelings as I let go for them to explore and try things for themselves Intrig...

  8. Elizabeth Hirst says:

    I started reading this book after Christmas, after picking it up at the Toronto Book Fair, and I found myself looking forward to going back to it every night and immersing myself in the world Williams has created Her st...

  9. Gracie says:

    The Braided Path by Donna Glee is a book that I would recommend to anyone and everyone It s unique concept is something that immediately draws you into the book and keeps you hooked throughout It is beautifully written and flows almost lyrically You won t be able to ...

  10. Donna Williams says:

    I want to welcome you to step into my odd vertical world, where everyone knows just exactly where they are until suddenly one day they don t I d love to hear from readers and book groups and will be glad to respond to questions or comments throug...

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