Book Reviews of The Salt Letters

The Salt Letters
The Salt Letters
Author: Christine Balint
ISBN-13: 9780393321609
ISBN-10: 0393321606
Publication Date: 7/2001
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 16 ratings
Publisher: W. W. Norton Company
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Beautifully written - Balint's words make you feel as though you're with Sarah on that journey from England to Australia. This is her debut novel and I think I like it better than her follow up book, "Ophelia's Fan."
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Helpful Score: 3
Dreamlike and full of symbolism. Very interesting look at how people immigrated to Austrailia, and a love story.
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Helpful Score: 2
A nicely written account of "unmarried women" journeying to the New World in the steerage section of a ship. Evidently based on real letters.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is an interesting book which chronicles a young woman's trip from England to Australia in the mid 1800s. The hardship is unbelievable and well-written. Past and present are skillfully woven together until the reader learns the surprising truth of the journey. Highly recommended.
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Ok, well I didn't actually read it, but my sister did and didn't like it at all.