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The Lost Salt Gift of Blood
Stephen Lawlor's review
Nov 13, 2015
What can one say about Alistair Macleod, i mean really. He is excellent. I loved No Great Mischief, and frankly I'm not much of a short story reader, but thanks to Katherine Fawcett's Little Washer of Sorrows I have started to read some. There is such a vivid picture of time and place in these stories. You can almost smell the fires burning in the homes, and feel the cold breath coming from the characters as they shiver in the cold, and deal with real life decisions - Hunger, shelter, and well being. Making it through winter, and distant travel, in separation through winters to keep the family together. Hard work oozes from the pores of these characters, and I can taste the salt from the cold sea as they speak, ponder and pray together. Thoroughly enjoyable and really a quick read too.
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