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Book Group: Lot’s Wife: Salt and the Human Condition, by Sallie Tisdale

May 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Slow Food Russian River Book Group – Lot's Wife: Salt and the Human Condition, by Sallie Tisdale

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group will discuss Lot’s Wife: Salt and the Human Condition, by Sallie Tisdale on May 2, 7-9pm in Sebastopol, CA.

The Slow Food Russian River Book Group usually meets the first Thursday of the month, 7 – 9 pm, at a location chosen by the rotating moderators, be it their home, a bar or restaurant, a park or meadow, or a public library or square. It’s a convivial dinner, unless we meet at a bar or restaurant. Please bring a side dish or dessert for four and a beverage

This month’s host is Zeno Swijtink. He writes: “This book is a delightful reflection on my most favorite ingredient, full of surprising and fascinating angles.”

Location in Sebastopol will be sent to you after RSVP. Book is available online for $4.49. Please bring a dish where salt plays a remarkable role and, if you can, a small, labeled jar with your special salt.

To RSVP and get directions please email the SFRR Book Group <sfrrbookgroup@gmail.com> If you have not attended the Book Group before please tell a bit about yourself. Same if you wish to receive the newsletter of the Book Group.

This is an extraordinary book that I absolutely adore. She is a phenomenal writer AND an oncology nurse, too.
I quoted from the book when I wrote my book on salt and pepper. Her work, all of it, really inspires me.
michele anna jordan

About Lot’s Wife

Sallie Tisdale’s extraordinary meditation on life & human experience. She peers into the salty universe of the unborn fetus, into the depths of the Great Salt Lake & into the shafts of a 1000-year-old mine, where human hands have carved chandeliers, even cathedrals, of salt. We learn about kidneys & high blood pressure; about salt domes miles wide, miles thick; about tribes that eat no salt & tribes that drink only salty water; about beef jerky, crocodile tears, sailors’ songs & the Salt Tax. Sociologically, biologically, economically & metaphorically, Lot’s Wife examines salt in all its myriad forms & uses

Lot’s wife: salt and the human condition
Sallie Tisdale
Salt in the body
Salt — Miscellanea
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-204) and index.
New York : Holt
Creation Date
214 pages ; 22 cm.
ISBN : 0805009205
ISBN : 9780805009200
Dewey : 612/.01524
LC : QP535.N2 T57 1988


Salt, in All Its Facts and Implications, NY Times, November. 18, 1988

KIRKUS Review, Oct. 1, 1988


May 2, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:


Slow Food Russian River Book Group


Private Home in Sebastopol
Address with RSVP
Sebastopol, CA 95472 United States
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