The Basket Maker

  The Basket Maker
Kate Niles
224 pages, hardcover $22.95.BR> GreyCore Press, 2004.

This first novel by a college writing instructor in Durango, Colo., tells a searing story of incest and compassion from five perspectives, including the ghost of the Ute Chief Ouray. Surprisingly, the device works, and we are gripped.