Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia

3 stars Fiction

I had a hard time with this book.  I thought had the stories not been chopped up, I would have enjoyed the book more.  Between the different timelines and all the characters in this book to keep track of.  I felt I was learning about one person and the story would suddenly shift to someone else.   I remember reading about making cigars and I was enjoying this passage when suddenly, that story was gone and I was reading something totally different.  There were a few times when I was reading sections of the book and I thought, why was this included in the book?  How does this pertain to anything I have previously read?  Had I missed something? Don’t get me wrong as there were some very interesting sections in this book, sections that I would have loved to know more about but I never got to return to them.

I don’t think this book was for me.  This book was read for book club and as we discussed the book, we talked about how disconnected some individuals felt as they read. I’m glad that I was not alone in my confusion.  I see that others have read this book and loved it so I have to say that it was not a good choice for me.   3 stars