Wind in the Cohunes

Elizabeth Wagler

Rosita lugged her buckets over the last rise and set them down on the grass beside the path. The path from the spring wound through their Kekchi Indian village deep in the Maya mountains of southern Belize. Rosita stood silent, listening. Among the usual evening sounds of children calling, dogs barking, roosters crowing, and insects buzzing, Rosita thought she heard other voices coming from the direction of the river. It sounded like singing, different than that of her church.

Rosita's church was somber, a dimly lit chamber with images of saints, smoking incense, and flickering candles. The church, like the village, was dark and filled with superstitions.

Overhead the wind whistled through the tall cohune palms. Wind in the cohunes often announced a change of weather. Listening to the singing, Rosita wondered if perhaps the waving of the cohunes were signaling more than just changes in the weather.

Based on a real person's experiences, Wind in the Cohunes portrays one girl's struggles and disappointments, and also a wonderful discovery that brought her security and hope.

234 pages -- paperback
Dimensions: 5.25" x 8.25"
ISBN: 9780878136506
Copyright: 2008
Christian Light Publications


SUMMARY: Wind in the Cohunes by Elizabeth Wagler