Review: Of Women and Salt

Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

Rating: 4 out of 5.

WARNING: Here there be spoilers

Don’t let its small size fool you – Of Women and Salt is a powerful rallying cry for women and is a love letter written to the genre of multi-generational dramas. At times it serves as a can’t-look-away tale on the realities of life, of immigration, of addiction, of loving an addict. The way Garcia writes is lyrical and haunting. I was heartbroken by the ending, but I do feel Jeanette’s death was warranted. I love that Ana had the strength to make it to where she felt she belonged.

At times the timeline skips and jumps are disorienting, but I have little else to complain about with this book. I’m glad I started the year off reading Of Women and Salt. I recommend this book wholeheartedly.

Date read: January 4, 2022

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