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The Book of Salt

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"[He] came to us through an advertisement that I had in desperation put in the newspaper. It began captivatingly for those days: 'Two American ladies ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500
Beatrice

Great idea, but then I lost interest

by Beatrice on Feb 7, 2008

I found the idea of the book intriguing (story of an Asian chef's hard life till he gets hired in Paris by Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein) but did not enjoy the way it unfolded. Ultimately, I got bored. I do recall that it received a good review. More

Sebastienne

sad and moving

by Sebastienne on May 11, 2007

I couldn?t care less about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, but I cared very much about their Vietnamese cook, Binh, who narrates this fictional story. While the author?s time-shifting is a little confusing at times, you reach a point where it all begins to make sense. Binh?s story is bittersweet ... More

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