Salt Houses A Novel

By: Alyan, Hala

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312pp. 8vo. Paper and cloth over boards, gilt on spine. Signed on the title page by the author. Complete number line from 1-10, book is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and Brodart protected. A striking debut novel. Gift quality.


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Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award

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

"Moving and beautifully written." -- Entertainment Weekly

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.

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 in 1990, 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.

Title: Salt Houses A Novel

Author Name: Alyan, Hala

Categories: Fiction,

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

ISBN Number: 0544912586

ISBN Number 13: 9780544912588

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002211