From the New York Times bestselling author of Legends of the Fall comes a beautifully crafted story of one woman’s journey to find her son.
From her home on the California coast, Dalva hears the broad silence of the Nebraska prairie where she was born and longs for the son she gave up for adoption years before. Beautiful, fearless, tormented, at forty-five she has lived a life of lovers and adventures. Now, Dalva begins a journey that will take her back to the bosom of her family, to the half-Sioux lover of her youth, and to a pioneering great-grandfather whose journals recount the bloody annihilation of the Plains Indians. On the way, she discovers a story that stretches from East to West, from the Civil War to Wounded Knee and Vietnam—and finds the balm to heal her wild and wounded soul.
One of Harrison’s most ambitious novels, Dalva explores an extraordinary family through the strong, engaging voice of an unforgettable woman, confirming Harrison as one of America’s most memorable writers.
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“Harrison as a novelist continues to grow deeper and more beautiful…The diamond-in-the-rough elegance of his style and his superb mesh of sarcastic humor and almost blushing sensitivity when it comes to creating characters have never been more beguiling than in this exquisitely carved portrait.”