Savoring the Women of Of Women and Salt
A Review of Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia
Hi there hungry readers!
Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia was the June Book of the Month. I hope everyone enjoyed it and if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it! Wow, this book was powerful! I found myself really drawn into the characters and I thought the story was so beautifully told.
Now, I’m a big fan of this type of literature where the story is broken up over time and different characters. I think it makes the story more interesting and oftentimes you can get to know more characters more fully. I loved getting to know the women in this book. They had so many things in common and a lot that made them different, which made it so intriguing. It was really such a beautiful story and I loved how it was all woven together.
The women in this book have such strength and it’s so interesting and beautiful to see the different ways their strength was molded and how it manifested. It makes you think about the strong women you know and what helped shape them into who they are.
I’ll be the first to tell you, I am not a very fast reader. I’m a very busy mom and I have a lot on my plate, so I don’t always have the time I want to sit down and read. When I do finally get a chance, I still don’t read all that quickly. This book, though, was a quick read. It moved quickly and kept me engaged. I think part of that is that it switches up every chapter, so I don’t get bored with what one character is doing or what is happening. It goes into someone else’s part of the story and I’m intrigued again. It kind of feels a little like One Thousand and One Nights where Scheherazade had to keep the story for the Sultan going every night, so each one led into another, keeping him engaged. Each chapter changed point of view and told another part of another woman’s story and renewed my interest each time.
So what did you think? Do you like novels like this where it changes characters every chapter, or do you prefer one POV the whole way through? What did you think of the characters? Did this book give you a new perspective that you didn’t have before?
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