Salt Dancers

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Simon & Schuster, 1996 - Adult child abuse victims - 240 pages
21 Reviews
Unmarried and pregnant at 41, Julia Ives returns to her home in the Pacific Northwest, determined to understand her family's troubled past before her child is born. Haunted by memories of betrayal and abandonment, she confronts her father who she has not seen in 23 years.

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User Review  - Melissa - Goodreads

I wanted to like this book more than I did but I felt like the main character was too self-absorbed. Her pain had to be horrific, but the hammering-away of her depressed reality made her a sad, negative character that I couldn't help not caring for. Read full review

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User Review  - Anna T - Goodreads

Good thought provoking book. I would recommend it. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
26
Section 3
41
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

Ursula Hegi (born May 23, 1946) spent the first 18 years of her life in post-World War II Germany. When she tried to ask questions about the war, she received only vague answers and heard little about the Holocaust. Hegi immigrated to the United States in 1964. Now an award-winning novelist, Hegi is best known for her book Stones from the River. Picked by Oprah Winfrey as a selection for Oprah's highly successful book club, the prequel to Hegi's highly-praised Floating In My Mother's Palm traces the path of average Germans during the turbulent wartime years from 1915 to 1952. Narrated by a dwarf who eventually learned that being different is a secret that all humans share, Stones from the River was nominated for a PEN Faulkner Award and received the Governor's Writer's Award. Also the author of the books Intrusions, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, and Salt Dancers, Hegi is the recipient of more than two dozen grants and awards, including an NEA Fellowship and five awards from PEN Syndicated Fiction Awards. She has also written over 100 reviews for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

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