Souls raised from the dead: a novel

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Knopf, Apr 12, 1994 - Fiction - 339 pages
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Members of a Southern family--a young girl, her state trooper father, two sets of grandparents, her runaway mother--and their neighbors and friends struggle to cope with the child's serious, perhaps terminal, illness. By the author of Heading West. 15,000 first printing.

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User Review  - delphimo - LibraryThing

The book's opening scene provides fun and excitement that soon changes to boredom. The book contains no chapters, just one long and wordy descent into the chasm. The books description predicted the ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The first novel by Betts (Heading West, 1981) in over ten years indulges in the clichăs of domestic melodrama—a divorced couple, the illness of their only child, the burden and joy of non- nuclear ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Doris Betts has published eight works of fiction, including "Heading West, Souls Raised from the Dead, " and "The Sharp Teeth of Love." The recipient of numerous awards for her writing, she is Alumni Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina and lives with her husband on a farm near Chapel Hill.

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