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Staff Pick: The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith

Some might call this novel’s overarching impetus naiveté, but the story brims with the charming clarity of a young woman’s heart, its emotions uncensored and unadulterated. From its dismal, urban start to its daring, oft-cited conclusion, only some kind of faith in true love – or maybe just a simple taste for Sapphic intrigue – will bear the reader along the psychosomatic tumult of this book’s story.

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From the publisher:

A chance encounter between two lonely women leads to a passionate romance in this lesbian cult classic. Therese, a struggling young sales clerk, and Carol, a homemaker in the midst of a bitter divorce, abandon their oppressive daily routines for the freedom of the open road, where their love can blossom. But their newly discovered bliss is shattered when Carol is forced to choose between her child and her lover. Norton, $14.95

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