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Author: Ron Hansen
ISBN: 0060182172
Language: English
Pages: 247 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (February 1, 1996)
Rating: 4.9
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Atticus opened up his book again. Eisenhower was first assigned to San Antonio, Texas, after West Point and in 1916 married Mamie Doud, whose father owned a meatpacking company in Denver

ONE. His name was Atticus Cody. He was sixty-seven years old and a cattleman without cattle, the owner of six oil rigs and four hundred forty acres of high plains and sandhills in Antelope County, Colorado. Atticus opened up his book again. Eisenhower was first assigned to San Antonio, Texas, after West Point and in 1916 married Mamie Doud, whose father owned a meatpacking company in Denver. Atticus looked up. I forgot to say. You see the sundog when you were flying in? Scott dully considered him. I have no idea what you’re talking about.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his wayward younger son, Scott, has committed suicide in Resurrection.

Ron Hansen (born December 8, 1947) is an American novelist, essayist, and professor. He is known for writing literary westerns exploring the people and history of the American heartland, notably The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (1983), which was adapted into an acclaimed film. Ron Hansen was born in Omaha, Nebraska and reared as Catholic

Ron Hansen's deeply affecting new novel opens in winter on the high plains of Colorado, where rancher Atticus Cody receives an unexpected visit from his wayward young son. An artist and wanderer, Scott has recently settled into . .

Ron Hansen's deeply affecting new novel opens in winter on the high plains of Colorado, where rancher Atticus Cody receives an unexpected visit from his wayward young son. An artist and wanderer, Scott has recently settled into a life of heavy drinking and recklessness among expatriates and Mexicans in the little town of Resurreccion on the Caribbean coast

Ron Hansen writes like a painter, capturing Atticus Cody is a 67-year-old Colorado rancher who had his first . This was my first Ron Hansen book, and now I'm sure I'm hooked. Atticus had been recommended as a novel loaded with superb imagery, and I wasn't disappointed.

Ron Hansen writes like a painter, capturing Atticus Cody is a 67-year-old Colorado rancher who had his first name to himself until "To Kill A Mockingbird" was published in the 60s. When he receives a call that his troubled younger son has committed suicide, he goes to Mexico to pick up the pieces. But the longer he spends there, the more convinced he becomes that his son was murdered. And even more, this is a story full of wonderful, believable characters who are like all of us.

Ron Hansen Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his wayward younger son, Scott, has committed suicide in Resurrection, Mexico

Aged 65 Emmett Dalton is the last survivor of the legendary Dalton gang, now he lives off his memories in Hollywood. Combining fact and fiction Ron Hansen depicts the outlaw past of the Daltons and the West they travelled. The Daltons brothers turn from being peace officers in the Indian territories to a life of rustling. Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his wayward younger son, Scott, has committed suicide in Resurrection, Mexico. When Atticus travels south to recover Scott's body, he is puzzled by what he finds there and begins to suspect murder.

Ron Hansen often-washed white shirts and straw cowboy hats, their fingers gripping the seat between their legs because of the high speed. A few feet from Atticus a fat driver of no more than twenty hung his belly over a wide steering wheel, hurtling the bus right and left by rolling the wheel with his elbows. A jeweled cross on a pink glass rosary was looped over the sun visor and was tapping.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. Atticus - Ron Hansen. ONE. And Atticus was on One Sock in December weather that was just above zero when he looked up at a coupling on his Lufkin oil jack and caught sight of two white suns in the gray winter sky.

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Colorado rancher Atticus Cody receives word that his wayward younger son, Scott, has committed suicide in Resurrection, Mexico.

After receiving word that his artist son has committed suicide, Colorado rancher Atticus Cody makes a painful journey to Mexico to recover the body, but baffled by what he finds, he soon begins to suspect that his son has been murdered
Comments (7)
Raniconne
I read this book when it was first published, and it made a lasting impression. I reread it this year--something I never do--and found the writing as lyrical, Mariette as poignant, and the story as transfixing as ever. It is simple yet provocative and one of the best novels I've read over 75 years.
Mightsinger
I'd heard such good things about this book. I was nervous to read it, as a born atheist with a big gaping hole where a normal person's fundamental knowledge of religion might go, but I never had a problem following what was happening. Actually, the book made me much more curious about Catholicism in general, and I've been reading and researching about the things I didn't readily know about or understand since I finished it.

The prose is just gorgeous. Simplistic, heartfelt, and amazing. Easy answers aren't provided, which may frustrate some readers but which I felt was a good choice on the part of the author. Even though it is short, the characters are as well-fleshed-out as a book of this type could make them, and the motivations behind each of their actions are some things I still think about. This book will make you review your own passions and moralities in life, but in a good way. Absolutely worth a read.
Olma
Convent of Our Lady of Sorrows, Arcadia, New York, 1906-1907.

Seventeen year-old Mariette Baptiste enters the convent as a postulant to become a nun following in the steps of her blood sister Annette who is known as Mother Superior Celine. Mariette is pious, virtuous, and very pretty, which garners her general approval. As months pass by, Mariette integrates fully to the religious life, but soon after her first three months are up, tragedy strikes and Mariette starts experiencing preternatural phenomena such as having the injuries of Christ during the Crucifixion, otherwise known as stigmata...But is Mariette's ecstasy real or the product of a disturbed mind?

I liked Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen. The book is written beautifully, but in a non-traditional style, integrating descriptive passages with inquiries about the true nature of Mariette's experience as seen and understood by members of her religious order. I happen to think that Mariette's ecstasy was real even when I had moments of doubt. I understood completely the attitude of her convent mates towards her: some were in awe, infatuated even, while others felt envious and repelled.

Mariette in Ecstasy doesn't have a happy ending, at least a conventional one as we would like. It is the worst of human nature that prevails here as so often happens.

In summary, Mariette in Ecstasy is beautifully written if a little unconventional both in style and in topic, but the reader will be better off after immersing in Mariette's experience.
HelloBoB:D
What a treasure! Mariette in Esctasy is more than a novel; it is a work of art. Ron Hansen not only tells the story of Mariette, a 17 year old postulant in a cloistered convent in 1906, he transports us there.

The language is simple, beautiful, and perfect. For example, "Blood scribbles down her wrists and ankles and scrawls like red handwriting on the floor." This is one of many such examples, whether the author is writing about his flesh-and-blood, pious, but oh so complex characters, the wonders of nature, or religious rituals and feast days. All are beautifully woven together in this tapestry.

One of my favorite features, at the beginning of the book, was the chart that introduced all the sisters, along with their job titles and their ages, and a timetable of winter life, from rising to the Great Silence. My other favorite comes at the end: the last paragraph, from one of Mariette's letters, brought me to tears. Oh, yes, then there is everything in between.

For those not yet familiar with Ron Hansen's work, I would recommend this book, along with Atticus, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion. All are so different, yet equally worthwhile. There is a world of difference between Mariette and A Wild Surge..., but that only proves the scope of the author's talent.

Another line from the book is as follows: "May they renew and strengthen their souls by good actions." Mariette in Estasy will strengthen your soul...and mind...and heart. It is a blessing.
crazy mashine
I got this book because I love historical novels and I'd seen it on a list of the ten best historical novels of all times, and the subject matter intrigued me. In the end, I found it interesting in terms of the historical context and the psychology around the stigmata (how others reacted around Mariette), but it was really slow-going for me. I am a fast reader and I enjoy fast-paced books. This one is more of a leisurely read for people who enjoy descriptions and beautiful prose.
Hilarious Kangaroo
I was initially intrigued by the premise of the book: a nun with stigmata. But the first thing that captured me was the gorgeous writing of the author, Ron Hansen. Then there is the amazing story of Mariette, a young girl, totally in love with Christ, who wants nothing in life but to join the cloistered nunnery where her older sister is the Prioress. She is admitted and soon astounds the other nuns with her saintliness, her kindness and humility. She prays constantly and soon goes into ecstasy in her prayers. Soon, it is discovered she has bleeding hands and feet, like the wounds of Christ, the Stigmata. Now the division comes, as some nuns venerate her, but others think she is faking it, among whom is the new Prioress. She is physically tormented by the devil and bears all with humility. Eventually, she is expelled because she "stirs up" the other nuns too much. 30 years pass, till her final letter to the new Prioress in which she writes that she still follows the convent's rituals, and loves Christ as much as ever. Then, what puzzles me, is the final few words in which she says "Christ tells me to surprise Him." I have no idea why Christ would say this to her and I wish the author would explain.