Summer of Salt
Author(s): Katrina Leno
Magic passed down through generations. An island where strange things happen. One summer that will become legend.
Practical Magic meets Nova Ren Suma’s Imaginary Girls and Laura Ruby’s Bone Gap in this lush, atmospheric novel by acclaimed author Katrina Leno.
Georgina Fernweh waits impatiently for the tingle of magic in her fingers—magic that has touched every woman in her family. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of this summer, Georgina fears her gift will never come.
Over the course of her last summer on the island—a summer of storms, falling in love, and the mystery behind one rare three-hundred-year-old bird—Georgina will learn the truth about magic, in all its many forms.
Praise for Katrina Leno:
“Leno’s writing is flawless. Readers of all ages will find themselves swept away.” —VOYA
“Charming and sophisticated.” —Kirkus
“Crackles with wit, humor, and enormous love.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Introduces a fierce new presence.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
★ “Equal parts fantasy, romance, and mystery, this book shimmers with an irresistible energy.”
★ “Sophisticated and complex. A necessary novel that is, at the same time, so enjoyable to read that teens will have to fight the urge to crawl into the pages.”
“A tale that combines sumptuous old-fashioned storytelling and modern feminist themes.”
“A fanciful, whimsical novel. Leno mixes small-town island life and the loving bond between sisters with light magical elements as well as weightier issues that are examined with nuance and maturity.”