Harper Academic

Let Their Spirits Dance

A Novel

by Stella Pope Duarte

On Sale: 11/04/2003

Price: $13.99

Let Their Spirits Dance

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Let Their Spirits Dance

A Novel

by Stella Pope Duarte

On Sale: 11/04/2003

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Price: $13.99

About the Book

Let Their Spirits Dance is the moving story of a family's journey across America. Thirty years after the death of the family's son and brother, Jesse, in Vietnam, the family has remained in many ways locked in a time of grief and pain. Having heard her son's voice, Alicia makes a vow to touch his name on the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C., and her decision inspires her warring children, along with hundreds of strangers across the country.

Stella Pope Duarte portrays a family struggling with the universal scars suffered by all who have been touched by death through war. In this powerfully evocative novel, Pope Duarte connects family, friends, and an entire nation with the names on the Wall, honoring the men and women who served in Vietnam as well as those who watched and waited, but never forgot.

Critical Praise

“Duarte is a magical weaver with a sure hand and a pure heart.” - Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and A Theory of Relativity

“Stella Pope Duarte’s novel is utterly alive and feels absolutely true! The characters and the story had me hooked!” - Victor Villasenor, author of Rain of Gold and Thirteen Senses

“Stella Pope Duarte is a writer who will not be stopped. Her story takes its power from a larger love, and the quest here is as pressing as any I’ve read. This is a novel that looks at a rocky, uncertain time, with the intention of helping. It does.” - Ron Carlson, author of The Hotel Eden and At the Jim Bridge

“Intelligent, unpretentious and appealing.” - Kirkus Reviews

“A delightful, heartening first novel.” - Denver Rocky Mountain News

“This is a healing odyssey back from a family’s unresolved past.” - Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060089481
  • ISBN 10: 0060089482
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 11/04/2003
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.764 in (d)
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price: $13.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Family Life / Marriage & Divorce
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Historical
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Hispanic & Latino