The Salt RoadeBook - 2011
"My dear Isabelle, in the attic you will find a box with your name on it."
Isabelle's estranged archeologist father dies, leaving her a puzzle. In a box she finds some papers and a mysterious African amulet -- but their connection to her remains unclear until she embarks on a trip to Morocco to discover how the amulet came into her father's possession. When the amulet is damaged and Isabelle almost killed in an accident, she fears her curiosity has got the better of her. But Taib, her rescuer, knows the dunes and their peoples, and offers to help uncover the amulet's extraordinary history, involving Tin Hinannbsp;-- She of the Tentsnbsp;-- who made a legendary crossing of the desert, and her beautiful descendant Mariata.
Across years and over hot, shifting sands, tracking the Salt Road, the stories of Isabelle and Taib,nbsp;Mariata and her lover, become entangled with that of the lost amulet. It is a tale of souls wounded by history and of love blossoming on barren ground.
From the Hardcover edition.
From Library Staff
ehbooklover May 29, 2011
I chose to read this book as I really enjoyed the author's first novel. It started out very slow and I had to fight a bit to get into it but stuck to it since I had enjoyed "The Tenth Gift" so much. I'm glad I did. A tale of parallel love stories (both modern and historical) with a very... Read More »
debwalker Jan 30, 2011
Johnson's second Moroccan-inspired historical novel. Entwines two stories about people in two cultures, spanning generations.