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Canar: A Year in the Highlands of Ecuador (The William and Bettye Nowlin Series in Art, History, and Culture of the Western Hemisphere) Paperback – 1 Apr 2005

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press; Lst Ed edition (1 April 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0292706391
  • ISBN-13: 978-0292706392
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,347,781 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Judy Blankenship is an award-winning photographer, writer, and editor. She is the author of Canar: A Year in the Highlands of Ecuador, and her photographic exhibition, The Canari of Southern Ecuador, traveled to museums, universities, and cultural venues across the United States, Canada, and Ecuador. With Canari colleagues, Blankenship has collaborated on several documentary projects with the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, including photographs, videos, audio recordings, and a bilingual Quichua-Spanish book.

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This book is a wonderfully told story about a couple's experiences in an isolated village in Ecuador. Their 'year's adventure' gives a peek into the past as they help document and gradually become accepted into a community which still follows the old traditions.
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HASH(0x93505738) out of 5 stars This book is perfect for the armchair traveler 10 Sept. 2005
By Armchair Traveler - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved reading "Cañar: A Year in the Highlands of Ecuador," by Judy Blankenship. The book had special meaning for me, being one of those people who dream constantly about living and getting to know other cultures, but alas, manage to get to visit few foreign places. From its opening words the writing gripped me and I traveled with the author every step of the way as she so compellingly wrote about her experiences and her affection for the Cañari people. The expressive photographs that accompany the text transported me even more deeply into a land I will never know for myself. We armchair travelers are endlessly indebted and grateful to artists like Judy Blankenship.

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HASH(0x93105e34) out of 5 stars The writer really puts you in her shoes 25 Aug. 2008
By K. Hudson - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written book about very interesting people that most of us would never know anything about. I enjoyed reading this book.
HASH(0x931089f0) out of 5 stars Wonderful Memoir 28 Dec. 2013
By SSK - Published on Amazon.com
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Judy Blankenship and her husband Michael lived for a year in the Ecuadorian indigenous village of Cañar. Her wonderful writing pulls you into the story and the relationships they developed with the people who live there. I highly recommend this book. Judy has also written a book about their experiences building a house in Cañar called "Our House in the Clouds". I also recommend it as a wonderful read.
HASH(0x931089b4) out of 5 stars A detailed record of a year of exploration. 19 May 2014
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Sensitively written and documented with the author's photographs.
Canari culture is less well-know than other South American indigenous cultures and Blankenship records her experiences with useful directness.
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HASH(0x93103c18) out of 5 stars Disappointing 6 Dec. 2008
By Andrea Levy - Published on Amazon.com
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I didn't like the writing style ... Not very insightful .. Many other preferable books about Ecuador and various regions.
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