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Wanderground: Stories of the Hill Women Paperback – Jun 2002

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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Spinsters Ink Books; New edition edition (Jun. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1883523478
  • ISBN-13: 978-1883523473
  • Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 13.9 x 1.5 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,488,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This groundbreaking story tells of a world in which men and women are separated, with women fleeing to the hills for freedom while men remain in the cities. Leading the reader through the women's shared stories of survival, remembrance and self-discovery, WANDERGROUND takes up the tale years later, when the women have gained telepathic abilities, unique flying and healing techniques, and go on tour duty to assist women in the cities still struggling for enlightenment.

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
A classic feminist novel 15 Aug. 2002
By "blissengine" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
It began as protections for women, but soon the lives of women became more and more controlled, and anyone who protested either disappeared or had a sudden change of heart. Women left the cities for the wilderness to live their lives as they chose, but sometimes they were hunted, captured, raped, or killed. Now, years later, women's culture in the wilderness blossoms in balance with nature, and they've developed amazing abilities of flight and telepathy. The threat from the governing men of the cities seems to be growing, and the women struggle to decide their path as the gentles (those men dedicated to nonviolence, especially against women) contact them to assist. But can the gentles be trusted, even though they're men? "Wanderground" is a classic utopian story of interconnected tales, as well as a potent novel about the power of women as a group. With a force equal to such feminist classics as "The Handmaid's Tale" and "Woman on the Edge of Time", "Wanderground" inspires us to envision a world lived in harmony with each other and with the world, and shows us the possibilities of reward in such an environment.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Wanderground: Stories of Hill Women 8 April 2006
By Donella-Elizabeth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If someone had directed me towards this book 22 years ago, I would be a different person! I first read it 'round about 1993 or 1994. Now, everytime I get really discouraged w/ world events, I buy this book (copies I've loaned out over the years have (indeed!) never found their way back home), and walk away with hope in my heart. In my growing up (the 1970's & '80s), science fantasy was Star Trek and Star Wars...interesting, and thought provoking--with scantily clad womyn. I felt science fantasy was very male dominated with no room for me (female). But THIS book changed all of that. It is truly a vision of womyn taking stock of what society has to offer and, out of sheer desperation and the need for survival saying, "OK; if I cannot change this w/o being killed by it, I will leave it, & start anew". In this new society, the emphasis is on 'Power With' rather than 'Power Over' which is what most of us have grown accustomed to. I encourage EVERY PERSON to pick up this book, find a quiet sunlit corner, perhaps a favourite cup of tea, and plunge in! If you don't like it, well, that is a possibility. But I have not yet met one person who did not walk away w/ a somewhat changed vision of our world as it is, and our world as it could be.

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If you only read one book, this should be it 2 Aug. 2003
By michelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I read this book for the first time in 1980. It became the standard by which I have judged other feminist/lesbian books. The concept is uniquely wonderful.It is a must read for any woman identified female who enjoys fiction about women.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A Masterpiece 24 Dec. 2003
By Melissa Bowersock - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is a treasure; strangely powerful and yet gentle, it touches on the issue of gender vs. behavior even as it weaves the story of women without men. Described by some as a utopian world, the story points up the struggle to be constantly vigilant against our own worst human nature. This is a masterpiece.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The Best Novel Ever Written 25 Dec. 2009
By Moses Seenarine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
as a man, i am truly inspired by this book as no other i've read or written; it offers great insight and eternal hope for women, nature (and men) from the countless centuries of male violence; it should be required reading for students of all ages, and preserved for all future generations to instill hope and dreams of a peaceful future; words fail me but i cannot recommend this novel highly enough!
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