"Book On It"

“Where is your bookmark?”

My bookmark is in the novel, “The Salt Eaters” by Toni Cade Bambara. I learned about Bambara when she was featured by “Well-Read Black Girl” on her birthday. I am nearly embarrassed I never heard of her. Still, it is a prime opportunity to read her prolific and imaginative work.

The novel is about black people who live in a city somewhere in the South called Claybourne. They are searching for people who carry the healing properties of salt. I am not always sure where I am in the novel. It is an act of patience as I read along. There seems to be a new character on the page. I am intrigued by the use of language and sharp bits of humor.