Synopses & Reviews
Miracle McCloy is the child of a talented dancer, who died in childbirth, and a brilliant, reclusive novelist. Raised by her grandmother Gigi, a psychic, Miracle becomes a dancer herself, and a loner who believes in mystical spirits and auras. Then her father disappears. When no one can give an explanation, or even a version of the truth, Miracle becomes obsessed with contacting him and bringing him back. As she loses herself in her quest, she loses her self -- and, in a last, desperate attempt, sends her life up in flames. In the page-turning tradition of best-selling novels I Never Promised You a Rose Garden and The Bell Jar, Dancing on the Edge gives readers a story -- and a heroine -- they will never forget.
"Nolan does a masterful job of drawing readers into the girl's mind and of making them care deeply about her chances for the future."--School Library Journal and#160; "Exceptionally well-written . . . [A] sad, funny, and tender story."--Kirkus Reviews
Miracle McCloy, a young girl from a dysfunctional family and daughter of a talented dancer who died in childbirth, creates for herself an alternative world that nearly results in her death but that ultimately leads her to reality. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Reissue.
Miracle McCloy comes from an unusual family: Her father, Dane is a prodigy who published his first book at age thirteen; her grandmother, Gigi, is clairvoyant; and her mother was dead when her "miracle" daughter was pulled from her womb. Having been raised according to a set of mystical rules and beliefs, Miracle is unable to cope in the real world. Lost in a desperate dance among lit candles, she sets herself afire and comes to in a hospital. There, a young psychiatrist helps herand#160;navigate her painful struggle to take charge of her life. and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Includes a reader's guide and an interview with the author.
A brand new paperback edition of the novel that put Han Nolan on the map
About the Author
HAN NOLAN is the author of several books, including Dancing on the Edge which won the National Book Award and Send Me Down a Miracle, a National Book Award finalist.andnbsp;She lives with her husband on the East Coast.