Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"The Gilly Salt Sisters"

Tiffany Baker is the author of the New York Times bestselling The Little Giant of Aberdeen County and the newly released The Gilly Salt Sisters.

She applied the Page 69 Test to The Gilly Salt Sisters and reported the following:
This page covers a scene where Whit Turner, the richest man in Prospect, is picking up on Dee Pitman, a teenage waitress in a diner, new to town. Her father is standing at the counter, but Whit, despite being married to the formidable Claire Turner, is so brazen and smooth, he doesn’t care. Naturally, Dee is suckered right into the relationship, but she’s driven as much by her curiosity about the haughty Claire as she is by her desire for Whit. This novel is largely two stories put together. There’s the “real time” story of the fallout of the relationship between Whit and Dee (because a married man seducing a teenager is never going to work out well), and the backstory of the relationship between Claire and her estranged sister Jo, who is tied to the salt marsh they grew up in, for better or worse. When the three women come together, so do their fates. I’m fascinated by how history repeats itself through the generations, and also how the secrets one generation keeps trickle out in later years, and the transformations that occur when those things are thrust into the light. Sometimes, the past is more present than we even know. All we have to do is pay attention to what’s happening around us right this minute.
Read more about The Gilly Salt Sisters, and learn about the author and her work at Tiffany Baker's website.

The Page 69 Test: The Little Giant of Aberdeen County.

Writers Read: Tiffany Baker.

--Marshal Zeringue