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Shadow Dreams | Evangeline Anderson
Once there was a boy of the Bitterwater Clan of the Din'e, the Navajo People. Je lived with his ma'sani, his grandmother, in the Four Corners in the Navajo Nation on a reservation... So begins the story of James Redtree, a Navajo man who is transformed into a dog by his grandmother's curse. "You have forgotten the ways of the Din'e and that cannot be forgiven," she tells him. She isn't too happy about not having any great-grandchildren either. Doomed too wander the world as a dog until he finds a woman to love and belive in him, James ends up as Shadow, a huge, mixed breed mutt that looks like a wolf crossed with a pony. From there it's a short trip to the local Animal Shelter where he's scheduled to be euthanized. Enter Angelina Dean, Jelly to her two best friends, who convince her that getting a dog for protection and companionship is the best thing to do. She's alone in the big old house her grandmother left her since her husband of three years ran off with his personal trainer,