I’ve officially had it with this weather. I was saving my copy of The Salt Road for the train ride to Ottawa later this month, but I think instead I’ll crack it open tonight and be swept away on a Moroccan adventure. It will be hot and sunny and with Jane Johnson as my tour guide, I’m sure it will be magical.
The Salt Road is Jane Johnson’s second novel set in Morocco. Her first, The Tenth Gift was a bestseller in Canada. Both books are historical fiction. I remember staying up late to finish The Tenth Gift (my friend Stacey loved it too) so I expect that there will be a lot less blogging and a lot more reading over the next couple of days!
Here is an excerpt from a recent Globe and Mail review of The Salt Road:
For readers looking to experience a shifting, disappearing world, and to be introduced to an exotic culture with evocative descriptions, The Salt Road is an exhilarating ride. Part historic and part contemporary, with universal themes of betrayal, love, and the anguish caused by human greed, it has an ending rich and fulfilling enough for those who like all their questions answered.
Jane Johnson is also a fascinating person. Visit her website here to find out why!