Salt Houses (Large Print / Paperback)

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Salt Houses pulls you into the fabric of the life of this Palestinian family and takes you through one tumultuous decade after another. I can rave about how important this book is for humanizing Muslims in a time of radical stereotyping, but it’s also just a damn good read. The draw of these people is irresistible! Every character is flawed, everyone is beautiful, each struggles with issues that are at times like those of any family, and at times unique to the social and cultural struggles of war-torn communities. Hala Alyan’s writing is infused with color and grace—a phenomenal fiction debut!”
— Katie Plumb, Country Bookshelf, Bozeman, MT

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Named a Best Book of the Year by NPR * Nylon * Kirkus Reviews * Bustle * BookPage

"Moving and beautifully written." -- Entertainment Weekly

" Alyan is] a master." -- Los Angeles Review of Books


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 uprooted in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967.
Lyrical and heartbreaking, Salt Houses follows three generations of a Palestinian family and asks us to confront that most devastating of all truths: you can't go home again.

"Beautiful . . . An example of how fiction is often the best filter for the real world around us." -- NPR

"Gorgeous and sprawling . . . Heart-wrenching, lyrical and timely." -- Dallas Morning News

" Salt Houses] illustrate s] the inherited longing and sense of dislocation passed like a baton from mother to daughter." -- New York Times Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781328915856
ISBN-10: 1328915859
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: June 5th, 2018
Pages: 336
Language: English

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