Bread and Salt

· Whitepoint Press
6 reviews

About this ebook

Compelling and vivid, the stories in Bread and Salt use the metaphor of salvage to consider the reclamation of the natural environment, human relationships, and material objects. The characters in these stories live and travel in Tunisia, India, Indonesia, Italy, Turkey, France, and the United States and consider their individual agency in both local and global contexts. The characters' conflicts reveal how family and friendships are enriched by differences.
6 reviews
A Google user
A masterfully written collection of stories. The locations, from California to Tunisia, make you want to travel to far-away places, but it's the relationships, of all kinds, that fuel these tales. Often it's the chance meetings or strangers that make for the most interesting encounters.
A Google user
This collection of short stories are well written glimpses into lives. In many cases the characters are dealing with loss by connecting with strangers while traveling. The revelations are subtle and true to life.
A Google user
A collection of short stories, and one novella, that is a delight to read. Elegantly written, varied and moving. A longer review will only detract from the sense of wonder and discovery these stories gave me as I read them.

About the author

Valerie Miner is the author of fifteen books. Two of her story collections, Trespassing and Abundant Light, were finalists for the Lambda Literary Award. Winner of a Distinguished Teaching Award, Ms. miner has taught for over forty-five years and is now a professor and artist-in-residence at Stanford University. She and her partner live in San Francisco and Mendocino County, California.

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