Summer of Salt
No one on the island of By-the-Sea would call the Fernweh women what they are, but if you need the odd bit of help, such as a sleeping aid concocted by moonlight, they are the ones to ask. Georgina Fernweh waits for the tingle of magic in her fingers-- magic that has already touched her twin sister, Mary. But with her eighteenth birthday looming at the end of her last summer on the island, Georgina fears her gift will never come. She meets and falls in love with Prue Lowry, a visitor to the island. When a three-hundred-year-old bird, Annabella is found violently murdered, suddenly the island doesn't seem so magical. Georgina turns to the Ouija board to discover the dark secrets of Annabella's death.
Family Relationships; LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Single parent; Gay/Lesbian; Bisexuality; single mother; lesbian; lesbian teenager; bisexual teenager
lesbian female; bisexual female
Cybils Awards, 2018, Finalist, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)
YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2019 Young Adult Fiction
birds; island; sexual assault; romance; mystery; sisters; witches; inn; magic
Leno, Katrina, "Summer of Salt" (2018). Diverse Families. 1700.