Quench Your Thirst with Salt

Quench Your Thirst with Salt

Literary Nonfiction. Memoir. "Part affecting memoir, part lyric meditation on water, part cultural critique, but finally about all that is unquenchable in the human experience, Nicole Walker has created a book that is truly sui generis. By turns wry, elegiac, and always elegant in its precision and force, Walker investigates all that is contradictory and curious in the micro climate of her immediate family and the macro climate of Utah to create not a dry treatise, not a windless flight of experimental prose, but a natural history of thirst in all its manifestations, at once compulsively readable and intensely personal."--Robin Hemley

Title:Quench Your Thirst with Salt
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780978612771
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    Quench Your Thirst with Salt Reviews

  • Matt

    This book of linked essays manages the very impressive feat of being accessible-- in the sense that what is conveyed, the experiences rendered and the ideas discussed are, if not universal, at least r...

  • Lawrence Coates

    A beautiful collection of essays, connecting the landscapes of the West with the landscape of the human body. For those who have lived in Utah, and who feel the hold of that state's mountains and dese...

  • Karen

    At heart, Nicole Walker is a poet. I knew this as soon as I read five pages of her memoir, Quench Your Thirst With Salt. I knew this way before I read her bio note and discovered that yes, Walker, had...

  • Eric Susak

    I love this book for its maybes. Maybe we should sympathize with the father. Maybe we should condemn him. Maybe dams are good for the world. Maybe they eviscerate the earth and local habitats. Nicole ...

  • Lynn

    This book is very associative and contemplative. I enjoyed reading it slowly, one essay at a time, and feeling the accumulation of facts and emotions. I especially enjoyed how, in the last section, Ni...

  • Aixe

    This genre-bending environmental memoir is a captivating read that I wished would last forever, but I simply could not put it down until I'd reached the last page. It is reminiscent of the writing of ...

  • Annie

    The flow of this book is beautiful, the memories present themselves, it seems, in just the way remembering happens: scattered, but confluent, not necessarily temporal, with some sounds, sights, and mo...

  • Bridgett

    This book is brilliant. Memory, imagination, rumination, and investigations into the geology and ecology of place create layers in these essays that I want to explore more than once....

  • Kalima

    One of the blurbs on the back of Quench Your Thirst with Salt says that it is a "gloriously slow read." I suppose that is because one does often read a sentence in the book and pause for a second to t...

  • Jan

    I really enjoyed reading this book and will read it again because there are so many ideas I want to give further reflection. I think Nicole did a splendid job of revealing the deep love a child can ha...