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Jan Fink, author of Tales from a Strange Southern Lady offers up her first novel, Licking The Salt Block. The story of a young girl growing up with dysfunctional parents in the Deep South during the 50s and 60s when racial and social prejudices were at their peak. She struggles with the cruelty of people around her, leaving her with feelings of shame and anger that have fa ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published September 19th 2018 by Fifth Estate Publishing
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Barbara Ann
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Licking the Salt Block – I did not understand initially, however I later thought, what a uniquely appropriate title for this book! For don’t we all feel at times the mental need to stand in the sun licking the salt block just to feel alive? The story was so well written that not only was each character’s personal life journey understood, but also how they all blended together. Compassion, fear, isolation, abandonment, life, death, love flowed easily thru the turn of each page without lack or lag ...more
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The things that go on behind closed doors can be the cause of many a nightmare. In this story of a young girl who finds some happiness when she spends time with her Granparents on their rural farm with the horse they bought for her. But she must face her fear head on with the situation of the blue demons comsuming her father each night and the deadly secret that has her fearing for her life.
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I won this book off Goodreads. Awesome read. Highly recommend.
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Interesting. Totally understood the innocence part. How our surroundings & situations shape us a a person. I’d definitely suggest to others. ...more
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Jan Fink is a Southern Gothic writer who has worked as a reporter, columnist, and feature writer. She writes about the South she loves, its people, and both the light and the dark sides of Southern life.

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“Hey, Larraine. Look what you made me do. Made me ruin my best shirt and good pair of boots trying to sneak up on you. I just want to ask you some questions. You know what I’m talking about, girl? That little queer, Johnny Redboots?”
He took off his shirt, held it up, attempted to wring the rainwater from it then laughed and threw it in the mud near the lean-to. I stood quiet with one hand on the rope strap of the shotgun and the other hand resting on Li’l Belle’s back. Li’l Belle moved from side to side, restless and wanting free of the lean-to.”
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“I was glad there was another me. I had a better chance of surviving childhood. The other me inside my head shared the fear and anxiety and kept me in check. Without the soft voice constantly reminding me of who of us would be dead, I am sure I could have become a natural-born killer. When other girls’ thoughts were of new dresses and summer sandals, I thought about murder and already had a list. Daddy and the blue devils were at the top of it.” 0 likes
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