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The Blue Jay\'s Dance

The Blue Jay's Dance

(1995)
A Birth Year
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Mothers often cling to single moments, small gestures, and specific memories in order to grasp all that happens in the first blurry year of a baby's life. In The Blue Jay's Dance, writer Louise Erdrich has assembled a photo album of snapshots such as these: the days and images that collectively define the passion, ambivalence, yearnings, and satisfactions of carrying, birthing, and nurturing a baby. "Any sublime effort has its dark moments," says Erdrich, referring to a rather bleak snapshot of mother isolation. "Perhaps, if anything, the meaning in this book for others may be this: Here is a job in which it is not unusual to be, at the same instant, wildly joyous and profoundly stressed." The Blue Jay's Dance is a fresh and masterful book that avoids all the sticky cliches while still managing to articulate the depths of mother-baby love.

 
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Hardback Editions

April 1995 : USA Hardback
Title: The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-017132-4 / 978-0-06-017132-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Blue Jay's Dance: A Memoir of Early Motherhood
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-176797-2 / 978-0-06-176797-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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March 1996 : USA Paperback
Title: The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-06-092701-1 / 978-0-06-092701-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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February 1996 : UK Paperback
Title: The Blue Jay's Dance: A Birth Year
Author(s): Louise Erdrich
ISBN: 0-00-654790-7 / 978-0-00-654790-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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