The Book of Salt

The Book of Salt

[a Novel]

Book - 2003
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Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2003
ISBN: 9780618304004
0618304002
Branch Call Number: TRUO 21
Characteristics: 261 p

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gauchetal
Nov 11, 2015

I found the story over narrated, slow paced with minimal plot. The prose was dense and at times came across as pretentious with confusing flashbacks that weren't easy to identify in place or time. Binh the Vietnamese cook doesn't speak english but quotes conversations between Gertrude Stein and Alice B Tolkais? He himself as a persona is hard to know, feel empathy for and even care about.

Jane60201 Jun 14, 2014

I really liked the writing in this book. One of the best I've read recently.

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ms_mustard
Feb 09, 2014

Having read The Paris Wife, I checked this book out thinking I would find out more about the Stein/Toklas salons in the Paris of that day. Instead this novel introduces a Vietnamese immigrant chef as employee and observer of this famous duo with a story of his own to tell. a sensually told tale.

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