Feature & Follow Friday #15

It’s Friday and Feature & Follow Friday time – Welcome!


This week’s question was suggested by  Becky’s Barmy Book Blog:

Undiscovered talent – tell us about a book you loved but no one else seems to have heard of. It can be new or old, any genre. Let’s spread the love.

Aaaah! Such a nice question and super easy for me, because I believe that everyone should read “The Salt Gods Daughter” by Ilie Ruby.

Set in Long Beach, California, beginning in the 1970s, The Salt God’s Daughter follows Ruthie and her sister, Dolly, as they carve out a life in a place filled with meteorological myths and exotic folklore, where female rites of passage are met with startling discoveries. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moons, their heritage is a mystery and with their mother often absent, they are forced to confront the social and sexual mores of the time on their own as they search for true love and a home. Ruthie’s daughter, Naida, is born into this conflicted landscape with a secret she tries to keep hidden as she seeks out the father she never knew. Woven with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish mysticism, The Salt God’s Daughter examines how far we’ll go to find our place in a world that is often hostile to those who are different.

This book is so beautiful and amazing! It was an absolutely random find at my local bookstore, but I’m happy it fell into my hands!

It’s beautifully written and somewhat spiritual. The Moon, Tides and live by the sea play a role. I can’t understand that this book as such a low rating, so if you can, pick up a copy from your library and read it.

You want to take part in this weekly blog hop? Just go and check out the Feature and Follow Friday post on Parajunkee or Alison Can Read. There you will find all further instructions.

Author: Fhina

Ocean soul. 30 years old book lover living in Helsinki, active reader and coffee addict.

2 thoughts on “Feature & Follow Friday #15”

  1. Oh my, this one is not my usual cup of tea but I am captivated nonetheless — the mix of a Scottish folktale and Jewish mysticism is a different combinaiton to say that least. Am looking forward to your review


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