Category Archives: Zuber, Isabel

Isabel Zuber. Salt. New York: Picador, 2002.

Set in the fictional mountain town of Faith, N.C. at the turn of the century, Salt is the story of Anna Stockton, an independent young woman who dreams of a better life away from home, and her unlikely husband, John Bayley, an older man consumed by status and greed. Zuber pays close attention to historical detail, providing a careful description of domestic life in the North Carolina mountains in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. There is a town named Faith in Rowan County, however, the setting of Zuber’s story clearly takes place much farther to the west.

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Filed under 2000-2009, 2002, Historical, Mountains, Novels Set in Fictional Places, Zuber, Isabel