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The Gilly Salt Sisters by Tiffany Baker
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Jul 24, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: adult, 2012-reads
Read from July 07 to 29, 2012

A story made of salt, secrets, and sisterhood; I enjoyed The Gilly Salt Sisters although it served up a great heaping plateful of depression. There was nothing joyful or lighthearted about this novel - even the birth of a baby, and that's saying something, but I enjoyed it all the same. It's a hard, harsh, elemental novel with nature, itself, a character, and there was no guarantee that anything good would come for anyone in it, but still it compelled me to move forward and finish it. Family secrets - secrets in general - are always facinating, but those held within families own their own kind of allure. Tiffany Baker hands out plenty of those here. The characters here are so thoroughly human, it's tragic. Along with love found and lost, humans torn between allegiance to God or desire, and misunderstandings and regrets, this is not one for the fainthearted or the impatient but does deserve a chance. I give it five stars not because it became a favorite, but because the flawed characters definitely hold a tight grip all through and once finished with reading this one.

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