Salt

Author: Maurice Gee
Publisher: Text Publishing
ISBN: 9781921834486
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Salt is an utterly compelling fantasy adventure that was awarded the NZ Post Book Award for Young Adult Fiction. Tarl has been captured and enslaved to work in Deep Salt, and Hari has vowed to rescue him. It's a forbidding task: no one returns from Deep Salt. But Hari was born and raised in Blood Burrow. He's tough and smart, and he can communicate with animals. Pearl is fleeing an arranged marriage. She and her mysteriously gifted maid Tealeaf have escaped from the privileged world Pearl was born into, and they're being pursued. When their paths cross, Hari and Pearl realise they must discover the secrets of Deep Salt. It's not just a quest to save Tarl, the world is on the brink of unspeakable terror. 'Maurice Gee is a magician.' Michael Pryor Maurice Gee is one of New Zealand's finest writers. He has written more than forty books for adults and young adults and has won several literary awards, including the Wattie Award, the Deutz Medal for Fiction, the New Zealand Fiction Award and the New Zealand Children's Book of the Year Award. His fifth novel Plumb, won the UK's James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Maurice Gee's young-adult novels include The Fat Man, Orchard Street, Hostel Girl, Under the Mountain, The O Trilogy and The Salt Trilogy. textpublishing.com.au

Salt

Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448113200
Size: 20.85 MB
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Homer called it a divine substance. Plato described it as especially dear to the gods. As Mark Kurlansky so brilliantly relates here, salt has shaped civilisation from the beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of mankind. Wars have been fought over salt and, while salt taxes secured empires across Europe and Asia, they have also inspired revolution - Gandhi's salt march in 1930 began the overthrow of British rule in India. From the rural Sichuan province where the last home-made soya sauce is produced to the Cheshire brine springs that supplied salt around the globe, Mark Kurlansky has produced a kaleidoscope of world history, a multi-layered masterpiece that blends political, commercial, scientific, religious and culinary records into a rich and memorable tale.

Salt

Author: Renée Ashley
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299131440
Size: 11.72 MB
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Renée Ashley describes Salt as an attempt, in part, to mythologize a period of the 1950s and early 1960s in the California Bay Area suburb where she grew up, "a racially rich, economically varied section of town east of El Camino Real--the major road and the 'tracks', so to speak, that one grew up on the right or wrong side of." Many of the poems in the collection explore Ashley's adjustment to the East Coast after a virtual lifetime in "that one place." They deal with landscape, with marriage, with the insight distance seems to lend to hindsight, with amusement, with regret. "Renée Ashley can tune our ears to the thoughts of a wounded sparrow, to the sibilance of snow on stone, even to the song rocks make as they thaw in spring. . . . She wakes us to an intricate, enthralling world behind, beneath, beyond the one we thought we knew, alive with particulars, laced with compassion, luminous with humor."--Donald Finkel

Salt

Author: Isabel Zuber
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429956536
Size: 17.42 MB
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In this beautifully crafted debut novel, poet Isabel Zuber deftly traces the joys and the sorrows of a passionate but troubled marriage in Appalachia at the turn of the last century. Anna Stockton was a bright and imaginative child, reveling in a rare wild freedom in the mountains of western North Carolina. As a young woman possessed by romantic yearnings and a great love of books, she hungers for a new kind of life for herself. John Bayley is a hard-driven hill farmer who carries with him the pain of the early death of his father and the loss of two previous wives. When a sudden encounter brings the two together, Anna and John marry into a difficult and passionate union, one that mirrors the changing, sometimes violent, and often haunted times in which they live. Turning her jeweler's eye upon the members of a small rural community, Isabel Zuber weaves together the lives of John and Anna's family and friends in a deeply moving account of exultation and despair, of grief and ghosts. A novel worthy of the element that gives it its name—an emblem of work and sacrifice as well as of blessing and preservation—Salt is entrancing, piercingly honest fiction that gazes deeply into the human heart and yields the wisdom that such scrutiny brings.

Salt

Author: John Heinerman
Publisher: Ocean Press (CA)
ISBN: PSU:000045151040
Size: 11.15 MB
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"The sacredness & dignity of salt! This mineral is like unto the four elements... earth, air, fire & water. So universal, so necessary to life, it is the fifth element." Jean de Marcounille, Paris 1584. Salt so important to man because it is a constituent of many parts of the body especially the blood, the lymph, the digestive juices. In the blood stream salt furthers good circulation & heart action. In the first part of the book, John Heinerman, Ph.D covers the historical significance & health benefits of salt from man's earliest days through modern society. But all salt is not created equal. Gary Anderson, an undergraduate in oceanography & geological marine sciences in the second part of the book talks about the most nutritious, lowest in sodium Brittany Natural Sea Salt from Brittany, France which is Certified Kosher & which is hand harvested in the true Celtic tradition, using wooden tools to avoid metal transferance. Welcome to the first book about sea salt since 1948, by Ocean Press. Order Direct 800-903-SALT. Paperback retails for $9.95, 100 pages, glossy cover, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2.

Salt

Author: Adam Roberts
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780575100343
Size: 15.26 MB
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Two narrators tell the story of the simmering tensions between their two communities as they travel out to a new planet, colonise it, then destroy themselves when the tensions turn into outright war. Adam Roberts is a new writer completely in command of the SF genre. This is a novel that is at once entertaining and philosophical. The attitudes and prejudices of its characters are subtlety drawn and ring completely true despite the alien circumstances they find themselves in. The grasp of science and its impact on people is instinctive. But above all it is the epic and colourful world building that marks SALT out - the planet Salt rivals Dune in its desolation and is a suitably biblical setting for a novel that is powered by the corrupting influence of imperfectly remembered religions on distant societies. From the early scenes set on a colony ship towed by a massive ice meteorite, to the description of a planet covered in sodium chloride, to the chilling narrative of a world sliding into its first war, this is a novel from a writer who shouts star quality.