Based on the real life of Edith Warner, who ran a tearoom at Otowi Crossing, just below Los Alamos, The Woman at Otowi Crossing is the story of Helen Chalmer, a person in tune with her adopted environment and her neighbors in the nearby Indian pueblo and also a friend of the first atomic scientists. The secret evolution of atomic research is a ...
Based on the real life of Edith Warner, who ran a tearoom at Otowi Crossing, just below Los Alamos, The Woman at Otowi Crossing is the story of Helen Chalmer, a person in tune with her adopted environment and her neighbors in the nearby Indian pueblo and also a friend of the first atomic scientists. The secret evolution of atomic research is a counterpoint to her psychic development.
Near Fine. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 300 Pages. A 1981 reprint of the 1966 First Edition. Minor cover edge wear. Interior is faultles. No marks or stamps. The secret development of the atomic bomb on a remote Los Alamos mesa and the secret effort of a woman, who livea at its foot, to unlock her own psychic energy offer the counterpoints to this powerful and unforgettable novel. Probably in no other area in the world were juxtaposed so closely the Indian drum and the atom-smasher, all the values of the prehistoric past and the atomic future. A lonely woman in a remote spot with few friends, she felt herself at the hub of time. Frank Waters is one of the finest writers of our time. His impressive lifework includes twenty volumes of fiction, anthropology, Indian myth and religion, history, and biography. His most recent book, Mountain dialogues, ranges over such diverse subjects as silence, spirits, time, change, and sacred mountains. Other books by Frank Waters include: The Man Who Killed the Deer, People of the Valley, To Possess the Land: A Biography of Arthur Rochford Manby, Pike's Peak: A Family Saga, Midas of the Rockies: Biography of Winfield Scott Stratton, Mexico Mystique: The Coming Sixth World of Consciousness, The Yogi of Cockroach Court, Pumpkin Seed Point: Being Within the Hopi, and Masked Gods: Navaho and Pueblo Ceremonialism. Author's Note: Much has been published about the actual woman who lived at Otowi Crossing, including her recipe for chocolate cake corrected for every change in altitude. Despite the homely facts known of her simple life, there gathered about her an air of mystery no one could dispel. Today her life has grown into a myth composited by the legends and folklore of three races, Indian, Spanish, and Anglo. This novel is a narrative of the growth and meaning of that myth.
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