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A Woman of Salt

3.19  ·  Rating details ·  21 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This uncommon mosaic of fiction and commentary explores the conflict between a woman's mundane secular life and her passionate longing for spirituality.
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published November 5th 2001 by Counterpoint LLC (first published 2001)
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Ilana Diamant
Jul 05, 2012 rated it did not like it
Melodrama + (what the reviewers call midrash) = melodramatic novel. In other words, you can't add midrash to anything out there let alone easy emotion and melodrama and expect it to transform it into a worthwhile novel, the result will still be melodrama. You need to start with a good novel, insights into the characters and you need to have something to say, and then the addition or interweaving of midrash can change a good novel into a great one. That's not what Mary Potter has done with this b ...more
Cara
Aug 08, 2013 added it
Picked this up for vacation, but apparently I've read it before. Don't remember what happens, but it seems like it will be depressing. Back it goes.
Nora
Oct 09, 2012 rated it liked it
I only gave this 3 stars, because it can be a little tedious, and somewhat tiresome. But, I think about this book fairly often, which is a huge bonus! I will read this one again!
Jo
Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it
Good, intriguing, well-written, but a bit hard to stay with.
Elizabeth Andrew
Jun 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult-fiction
Lovely, thoughtful writing. This novel wrestles with the conundrum of being embodied spirit.
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