The Grass Dancer by Susan Power

The Grass Dancer

Susan Power

352 pages first pub 1994 (editions)

fiction historical magical realism emotional reflective medium-paced


Set on a North Dakota reservation, The Grass Dancer reveals the harsh price of unfulfilled longings and the healing power of mystery and hope. Rich with drama and infused with the magic of the everyday, it takes readers on a journey through both p...

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reflective 81%
emotional 63%
sad 63%
adventurous 36%
mysterious 36%
challenging 27%
hopeful 27%
inspiring 27%
dark 18%
informative 18%
funny 9%
lighthearted 9%


medium 72%
slow 27%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 77% | A mix: 11% | Plot: 11%

Strong character development?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 25%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 66% | It's complicated: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 75% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 12%

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