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Sunday, September 9th at 3 pm - Ilie Ruby, "The Salt God's Daughter"

Please join us at the Bookshop on September 9th at 3 pm, as we welcome back Ilie Ruby, reading from her latest novel, "The Salt God's Daughter".

Ilie Ruby is a painter, poet and proud adoptive mom to three children from Ethiopia. Her previous novel, THE LANGUAGE OF TREES, was published in 2010.


Event date: 
Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
65 Main Street
01742-2503 Concord
The Salt God's Daughter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781619020023
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Published: Soft Skull Press - September 4th, 2012

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 natural beauty, meteorological myths, and exotic
folklore. Raised by a mother drawn to the ocean and guided by the moons,
their heritage is a mystery and their mother often absent, forcing the
two girls to confront the social and sexual mores of the time on their
own, caught in the riptide of a culture that alternately glorifies and
demonizes female sexuality. Ruthie's daughter, Naida, is born into this
conflicting landscape with a secret she tries to keep hidden, bullied
and harassed by her peers as she seeks out the father she never knew.
Woven with a traditional Scottish folktale and hints of Jewish
mysticism, this examines how far we’ll go to find our place in a world
that is often hostile to those who are different.