The Sweetness of Salt (Hardcover)
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.