The Sweetness of Salt (Hardcover)

By Cecilia Galante

Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, 9781599905129, 311pp.

Publication Date: November 9, 2010



Julia just graduated as her high school valedictorian, has a full ride to college in the fall and a coveted summer internship clerking for a federal judge. But when her older sister, Sophie, shows up at the graduation determined to reveal some long buried secrets, Julia's carefully constructed plans come to a halt. Instead of the summer she had painstakingly laid out, Julia follows Sophie back to Vermont, where Sophie is opening a bakery and struggling with some secrets of her own. What follows is a summer of revelations some heartwarming, some heartbreaking, and all slowly pointing Julia toward a new understanding of both herself and of the sister she never really knew.

About the Author

Cecilia Galante has a BA from King's College, Pennsylvania, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College, Vermont. She is the author of the YA novel, "The Patron Saint of Butterflies "(Bloomsbury), as well as middle grade fiction. A former high school English teacher, Cecilia lives with her husband and three children in