Salt Dancers by Ursula Hegi
A Novel

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Salt Dancers is at once a brilliant portrait of an
American family, a story of the secrets families
guard, and a moving account of one woman's
journey back to a past filled with elusive memories
and suppressed rage. Why did Julia's mother
disappear one day without so much as a word? How did
a loving father who taught her such a beautiful thing
as the salt dance become such a terrifying and abusive
presence? These are the questions which Julia
must confront when she returns to Spokane,
Washington, after an absence of twenty-three years.

Salt Dancers, a superbly written novel, is a poignant
and truthful chronicle of self-discovery and the
power of resurrection.
 

About Ursula Hegi

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Ursula Hegi is the author of The Worst Thing I've Done, Sacred Time, Hotel of the Saints, The Vision of Emma Blau, Tearing the Silence, Salt Dancers, Stones from the River, Floating in My Mother's Palm, Unearned Pleasures and Other Stories, Intrusions, and Trudi & Pia. She teaches writing at Stonybrook's Southhampton Campus and she is the recipient of more than thirty grants and awards.
 
Published May 24, 2011 by Scribner. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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A middle-aged pregnant woman goes back to confront her own troubled family past.

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