The Salt God’s Daughter Reviews


“This is a story as heartbreaking, gritty, magical and real as a waking dream, with a sense of place so immediate, you can feel the ocean’s salt spray. To say I loved this book is an understatement.”
—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You

“Propulsive, mythic, and rhythmically mastered…. A knock-out work of fiction about love and the evolution of identity.”
—James Ragan

“Open The Salt God’s Daughter and it is as if you are walking through a door, where things are at once utterly recognizable and utterly mysterious, like life, and like some ancient fairy tale, or a myth from a lost continent, another time and place. Ilie Ruby offers up a story that is both exquisitely fantastical at the same time that it maintains the feel of unblinking realism. This one’s a story in which to lose one’s self, in the best possible way.”
—Joyce Maynard

“Magical and gripping, The Salt God’s Daughter captivated me from the very first sentence and has stayed with me long after I finished reading. A lyrical exploration of the timeless search for belonging and the complicated bonds between mothers, daughters and sisters, I devoured the novel in one sitting and then immediately ordered copies for my own mother and sister.”
—Jillian Cantor, author of Margot