LIFE AS ART: Duane Pasco & Barbara Winther
RALPH'S DREAM, THE JAGUAR DANCES, THE LEOPARD SINGS, THE TIGER DRUMS, LET IT GO, LOUIE,
THE TIME OF THE KACHINAS and NOBODY BUT THE WIND by Barbara Winther
are available at Amazon.com and at Eagle Harbor Books on Bainbridge Island or at your local book store.
LET IT GO, LOUIE and THEY LIKE NOBLE CAUSES
are available at the Bainbridge Island Historical Society.
Ralphs’s Dream is a fictional story with fictional characters but a real setting. It tells what can happen when people in a small community are faced with life-altering changes. Ralph Lopez, a Hispanic plumber from Seattle, has failed to realize any of his big dreams. In what he believes is a final effort, he buys 22 acres on Bainbridge Island, determined to create a refuge for native plants and wildlife. Every Saturday, he ferries over from Seattle to work on his secret project. Besides Ralph there are four other voices whose views and actions propel this turmoil–filled story: Agnes, an island old timer, who lives in a cottage next to Ralph’s property; J. Lewis McArthur, a wealthy stockbroker, who owns the mansion across the street; Arnold Swenson, the duty-bound yet freedom-loving code-enforcement officer; and Ruby, Ralph’s wife, who doesn’t know why her husband disappears every Saturday and feels her marriage disintegrating.
NOBODY BUT THE WIND
When Ken Reede and his family move from San Francisco to a cabin in the Central Sierras, he is faced with a new way of life. He finds a hiking buddy, makes some new friends, and soon set out on a backpacking trip to remote Warren Lake.
THE TIME OF THE KACHINAS
This book takes you to a Hopi Indian village in Northeastern Arizona to follow a ceremonial Kachina year through the eyes of two Hopi children. Included are 28 of my pen and ink drawings based on the Kachina dolls in our collection and water-colored by my friend Lynn Cooper. One, Aholi, appears on the cover.
The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff will feature the book
KIRKUS REVIEW (excerpt): The Hopi people of Northeastern Arizona regard kachinas as the bearers of fruitful harvests, and from December through July, they hold dances and ceremonies celebrating the spirits’ arrival.
The Hopis regard the kachinas with reverence and respect, and they take great measures
LIFE AS ART: Duane Pasco
This book, written by Duane Pasco and Barbara Winther, tells the artist's life story and vividly displays his art. As both artist and teacher, Pasco was instrumental in the rebirth of
THE TIGER DRUMS
San Francisco attorney Chelsea Jarvis thinks her assignment in Tokyo
is only to negotiate a contract with Hayashi, head of a corporation,but the main reason for her presence is to bring back to her client a thick, wax-sealed envelope.
THE JAGUAR DANCES
In Winther’s thriller, a vacation goes perilously awry when two friends encounter danger and intrigue in the exotic resorts and mountain villages of Peru.
Winther nicely ramps up the suspense and tension from page to page,and her details of Peru’s landscape, natives and locales pull readers into a lush South American realm.
THE LEOPARD SINGS
An African safari might be just the ticket to get Allison Warner’s life back on track. She’s struggling to recover from the death of her teenage son a year ago, as her husband Burke grows increasingly distant, finding solace in his law practice. The couple embarks on an exciting safari along with a rather diverse and bizarre group of tourists. Winther’s well-done descriptions of [the Serengeti landscape] create a lush, vibrant setting.
THEY LIKE NOBLE CAUSES
"The story of the library on Bainbridge Island can be compared to a drama in which dedicated people appeared...to play necessary roles. Thus, the concept for this book was born as a mix of scenes,narratives and soliloquies in five acts.
LET IT GO, LOUIE: Croatian Immigrants on Puget Sound
"With over 200 pictures, this book tells the story of early Croatian immigrants on Puget Sound. The focus is on Bainbridge Island as representative of other communities that border the waters of the Pacific Northwest. In the book are tales of how Croatian immigrants helped each other survive and succeed.
HOPITU—A Collection of Kachina Dolls of the Hopi Indians
In 1984, the Jesse Peter Memorial Museum in Santa Rosa, California,
mounted an extensive Hopi Indian exhibit, using artifacts borrowed from the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, and featuring the kachina doll collection of Grant and Barbara Winther. This book was created to accompany the exhibit.
© 2016 Barbara Winther