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Author Lisa Duffy Hits a Home Run with Debut Novel, ‘The Salt House’

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In The Salt House, author Lisa Duffy masterfully takes us deep into the layers of emotions of the Kelly family as they work through feelings of guilt, responsibility and pain following a tragic family loss. The story is set in a small coastal fishing town in Maine where the Kelly’s are struggling. After losing their baby, Hope is paralyzed with grief; she is having trouble moving forward and is unable to return to work. She refuses to scatter the ashes and has been reluctant to continue with the renovation of the Salt House, the home the family loves and plans to move in to. Jack, a lobster fisherman, throws himself into his work on the boat, is rarely home with his wife and…

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