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The Book of Salt - Monique Truong
The Book of Salt
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Bought and didn't need for a class. Great shape.
Bought and didn't need for a class. Great shape.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780618304004 (0618304002)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
4.0 The Book of Salt ★★★★☆
I'm not sure why the author chose to make the famous real-life couple of Gertrude Stein and Alice B Toklas important secondary characters in this book about a Vietnamese cook. It really only served as a distraction, when she could easily have used a fictional couple. There was a lot about this bo...
elisas8 rated it
3.0 The Book of Salt. A Novel
this is a hard one for me to rate. for some reason i had *extremely* low expectations going in, and i'm sure that affected my reading of this book for at least the first 75 pages or so. i did think that this was not easy to get into, to care at all about, and i really had to work on focusing on ac...
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Chrissie's Books rated it
This book has a marvelous ending, so don't rush it. This book is full of metaphors, psychological undertones and food. It says alot about lots of things - Parisians, the French, home, emotions, sex and lots about loneliness. The language is spoken through metaphors and irony. I like the humor. I lik...
Osho rated it
4.0 The Book of Salt: A Novel
Vietnam. A lyrical and evocative reflection on colonialism, but reported as a story about desire and wholeness. The narrator, Binh, is Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas's Vietnamese cook at 27 rue des Fleurus in Paris. Some reviewers have critiqued it for not being enough about Stein and Toklas; th...
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