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"From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home...On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her predictions to herself that day, they will all soon come to pass when the family is up rooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Salma is forced to leave her home in Nablus; Alia's brother gets pulled into a politically militarized world he can't escape; and Alia and her gentle-spirited husband move to Kuwait City, where they reluctantly build a life with their three children. When Saddam Hussein invades Kuwait in1990, Alia and her family once again lose their home, their land, and their story as they know it, scattering to Beirut, Paris, Boston, and beyond. Soon Alia's children begin families of their own, once again navigating the burdens (and blessings) of assimilation in foreign cities. Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses is a remarkable debut novel that challenges and humanizes an age-old conflict we might think we understand--one that asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can't go home again"--

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  • 4 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

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0 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Clifton Springs Library Fic Aly (Text)
Adult Fiction
52115300323519
Checked out
11/25/2017
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300328195
Available
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Naples Library FIC ALY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52124300324865
Available
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Victor Farmington Library ALY (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300790595
Available
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Williamson Public Library FIC ALY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52152300651292
Available
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC ALY (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002737988
Checked out
11/25/2017

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