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The Salt Garden

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Three women's lives converge around the century-old mystery of a shipwreck. There's Sophia, a reclusive author who retreated from the world after a tragic loss, Claire, a young journalist who's reluctantly returned to her home town, and Josephine, a passenger from the ill-fated ship.

As they discover the truth about lost love and buried secrets, each woman finds hope, healing, and strength to face the future.

Reading Guides

Reading Group Guide

  1. The Salt Gardenis the converging of three women of three generations. What are some discoveries gained by people of different ages becoming close to one another?
     
  2. What are your thoughts about the relationship between Sophia and Ben, their influence on one another, and the eventual outcome?
     
  3. The traumas and pain that people endure change and shape their futures. How did these experiences affect the characters in The Salt Garden (Josephine, Sofia, Ben, Conner)? What did they gain from their pain?
     
  4. What character(s) did you most relate to? And who offered you a different view of life?
     
  5. Though Josephine never gets her answers about her beloved Eduard, do you think she found eventual peace?
     
  6. Sophia sought to understand the mystery of prayer, even while she devoted her life to it. Do you think it's possible to believe in and be devoted to something even while much of it is a mystery?
     
  7. How does Claire's faith grow through the novel?
     
  8. One of the final lines says, "What comes from sorrow, watered by tears, grows something of beauty. A salt garden." What salt gardens have grown from your difficult life experiences?

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The Salt Garden, Cindy Martinusen Coloma
  • The Salt Garden, Cindy Martinusen Coloma

Details

Three women's lives converge around the century-old mystery of a shipwreck. There's Sophia, a reclusive author who retreated from the world after a tragic loss, Claire, a young journalist who's reluctantly returned to her home town, and Josephine, a passenger from the ill-fated ship.

As they discover the truth about lost love and buried secrets, each woman finds hope, healing, and strength to face the future.

More Information

Length 320 Pages
Publication Date February 13, 2007
Company
  • Thomas Nelson
ISBN-10 1595542922
ISBN-13 9781595542922
Height 8.3"
Width 5.3"