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The Book of Salt by Monique Truong
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Sep 04, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: constant-reader, reading-list, 2005, own
Read in May, 2005

This was a dual read with Classics corner reading The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas during the same month. What fun these books were to discuss in tandem.

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Monique Truong
“The irony of acquiring a foreign tongue is that I have amassed just enough cheap, serviceable words to fuel my desires and never, never enough lavish, impudent ones to feed them.”
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

Monique Truong
“I was certain t find the familiar sting of salt, but what I needed to know was what kind: kitchen, sweat, tears or the sea.”
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

Monique Truong
“Although we strap time to our wrists, stuff it into our pockets, hang it on our walls, a perpetually moving picture for every room of the house, it can still run away, elude and evade, and show itself again only when there are minutes remaining and there is nothing left to do except wait till there are none.”
Monique Truong, The Book of Salt

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