Salt by Mark Kurlensky (Geographical/Travel­ Selection)

This is the big HPB location on Northwest Highway, between 75 and Shady Brook Ln. We meet at a table outside the cafe. When you enter the store- this is to the right.

In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions.

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  • William Menton

    I had a great time meeting you all and hanging out.

    2 · April 2, 2013

  • Lynette

    It was great meeting everybody-fun conversation!

    1 · April 1, 2013

  • Justine

    I'll be coming back into town that night. I will try to come.

    February 4, 2013

    • Merritt

      did not know until i saw this that you were gonna be out AGAIN.. :]

      April 1, 2013

  • Merritt

    I'm coming. But GOD am I the only one who could not for the life of me get through this book? I guess history is just not my thing....

    2 · March 31, 2013

    • Lynette

      Agreed! I had to do a lot of skimming. I guess there was more to salt than I thought.

      April 1, 2013

  • Ankit


    April 1, 2013

  • Angel

    Last minute 'Auntie duties', so can't make the meet up. I enjoyed the book overall, but it was very hard to get to the finish....

    April 1, 2013

  • Birinder


    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first meetup! Looking forward to it.

    March 21, 2013

  • dan cummins

    I will be there, barring an unforeseen emergency!

    March 10, 2013

  • Jai

    This will be my first (or maybe second) and I'm looking forward to reading Salt

    February 19, 2013

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