Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears



Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears A freak accident forces a New Yorker to return to Louisiana and confront her Cajun pastThere is nothingdangerous than a spooked rhinoceros It is just before lunchtime when Huey, the prized black rhino of Broussard, Louisiana, erupts from his enclosure, trampling a zoo employee on his way to a rampage in the Cajun countryside The incident makes the rounds online as News of the Weird, and Katherine Fontenot is laughing along with the rest of her New York office when she notices the name of the hurt zookeeper Karen Anne Castille her sister.Fifty years old, lonely, and in danger of being laid off, Katherine has spent decades trying to ignore her Louisiana roots Forced home by Karen Anne s accident, she remembers everything about the bayou that she wanted to escape the heat, the mosquitoes, and the constant, crushing embrace of family But when forced to confront the ghosts of her past, she discovers that escape might never have been necessary. Download Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 180 pages
  • Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears
  • Ken Wheaton
  • English
  • 14 July 2018

10 thoughts on “Sweet as Cane, Salty as Tears

  1. Rebecca says:

    2.5 I d never heard of Ken Wheaton, even though this is his third novel It sounded delightfully unusual the title and cover are especially appealing , opening with what seems like a freak accident a black rhino trampling a zookeeper in Louisiana Except that Katherine Fontenot, a middle aged sharecropper s daughter, quickly realizes that this unlucky zookeeper happened to be her sister Leaving behind her hard won success in New York City, she returns to her family down in the bayou and to eve 2.5 I d never heard of Ken Wheaton, even though this is his third novel It sounded delightfully unusual the title and cover are especially appealing , opening with what seems like a freak accident a black rhino trampling a zookeeper in Louisiana Except that Katherine Fontenot, a middle aged sharecropper s daughter, quickly realizes that this unlucky zookeeper happened to be her sister Leaving behind her hard won success in New York City, she returns to her family down in the bayou and to everything she thought she needed to escape to make her own life.The story of the family member who moves away s...

  2. Mary says:

    Mais, yeah I loved dis here book, cher If you re from Louisiana you ll understand that sentence For the rest, with little knowledge of the Cajuns, let me translate Well, yes I loved this book, dear Seriously, Ken Wheaton took me back to the good ole days growing up in Opelousas, Louisiana Wheaton and I are both from this small, tight community I don t personally know Wheaton but I feel like I should How did such an amazing storyteller, from my own hometown, escape my book radar Mais Mais, yeah I loved dis here book, cher If you re from Louisiana you ll understand that sentence For the rest, with little knowledge of the Cajuns, let me translate Well, yes I loved this book, dear Seriously, Ken Wheaton took me back to the good ole days growing up in Opelousas, Louisiana Wheaton and I are both from this small, tight community I don t personally know Wheaton but I feel like I should How did such an amazing storyteller, from my own hometown, escape my book radar Mais, he s on it now thanks to NetGalley I ve had two of Wheaton s books on my Kindle for way too long and I m so glad I decided to read them I started with this one first because I like the idea that Ken s protagonist was a fifty year old female, not much older than...

  3. Kyle Anne Uniss says:

    Ken Wheaton s Sweet As Cane, Salty As Tears is a funny, honest story of middle age and coming to terms with who you are, where you came from, and what your future holds.Katie Lee, or Katherine, Fontenot is a 50 year old Cajun girl living in New York City Everyday she fights her Louisiana roots, pretending to be exasperated and annoyed by her family on Facebook, but unwilling to cut them off Layoffs loom in her world, and she understands that she s at an age where finding a new job Ken Wheaton s Sweet As Cane, Salty As Tears is a funny, honest story of middle age and coming to terms with who you are, where you came from, and what your future holds.Katie Lee, or Katherine, Fontenot is a 50 year old Cajun girl living in New York City Everyday she fights her Louisiana roots, pretending to be exasperated ...

  4. PfromJ says:

    This great summer read, with a likeable, completely identifiable 50 year old woman, was written by a what A 41 year old GUY I even double checked, thinking that Ken might be short for Kendra or something But Ken it is, and he definitely gets it right Sweet As Cane is about family, and avoidance, and painful pasts, and perfectly captures the fears and doubts that go along with reaching a certain age It s a definite thumbs up, and I m looking forward to checking into Wheaton s earlier stuff This great summer read, with a likeable, completely identifiable 50 year old woman, was written by a what A 41 year old GUY I even double checked, thinking that Ken might be short for Kendra or something But Ken it is, and he definitely gets it right Sweet As Cane is about family, and avoidance, and painful pas...

  5. Caly ☯ Crazy Book Lady says:

    This is why I love GR Challenges I would never have found this book or thought to read it if not for a challenge requirement and I am Oh so glad that I did As a child of the 70s myself, I could relate to the cultural references of the time and anyone with siblings could rel...

  6. Melissa says:

    This review can be found on my blogThis book was a nice blend of current day life and past day Southern roots and traditions The main character, Katie Lee or Katherine as she is called in her New York life, finds out that her sister Karen Anne has been injured via a Facebook post by one of her co workers The story weaves on that Katie Lee left Louisiana and hasn t really looked back She is friends with family on Facebook, some relatives she hasn t even met in person You can sense that s This review can be found on my blogThis book was a nice blend of current day life and past day Southern roots and traditions The main character, Katie Lee or Katherine as she is called in her New York life, finds out that her sister Karen Anne has been injured via a Facebook post by one of her co workers The story weaves on that Katie Lee left Louisiana and hasn t really looked back She is friends with family on Facebook, some relatives she hasn t even met in person You can sense that she is trying so hard to leave her old life in the shadows But when Katie Lee receives word from another sister that Karen Anne has passed awa...

  7. Sharon says:

    This book it had me smiling at the Prologue I went into it not knowing what to expect Katie Lee or Katherine to her New York office colleagues has left Louisiana behind after a family tragedy to work for a magazine in NYC Addicted to facebook, she uses it as her only real means of keeping tabs on her family, mainly her sisters When someone posts a link about an accident involving a Rhino and a Louisiana vet, Katie Lee is stunned to find that the vet is her younger sister, Karen Anne For This book it had me smiling at the Prologue I went into it not knowing what to expect Katie Lee or Katherine to her New York office colleagues has left Louisiana behind after a family tragedy to work for a magazine in NYC Addicted to facebook, she uses it as her only real means of keeping tabs on her family, mainly her sisters When someone posts a link about an accident involving a Rhino and a Louisiana vet, Katie Lee is stunned to find that the vet is her younger sister, Karen Anne Forcing her to face her past, Katie Lee has to conquer her demons and head back home.I can t believe this was written by a man Can NOT believe it Katie Lee is so real, so warm, so fragile yet so strong , so loveable this book is a gorgeous read The author makes both Louisiana and New York City jump off the page I ve never been to either pl...

  8. Hannah says:

    This isnot a good book It features Katherine, a 50 year old living in New York City where she ran to after a tragedy in Louisiana She doesn t have a good relationship with her family, so she finds out that her sister Karen Ann was gored by an escaping rhino via facebook She heads back to Louisiana to visit.The book is one of those horrible back and forth where we hit memories of her time in Louisiana with her five siblings They all have similar names and they all have similar This isnot a good book It features Katherine, a 50 year old living in New York City where she ran to after a tragedy in Louisiana She doesn t have a good relationship with her family, so she finds out that her sister Karen Ann was gored by an escaping rhino via facebook She heads back to Louisiana to visit.The book is one of those horrible back and forth where we hit memories of her time in Louisiana with her five siblings They all have similar names and they all have similar personalities so it s hard to distinguish anybody from each ot...

  9. Marjorie says:

    Given To Me For An Honest ReviewThis book started off slow for me but once I got into it I could not put it down I read it in one day It is about a woman who grew up in Louisiana and just walk away from her family and life when she was 20 She ended up in New York She creates a life there, makes friends, marries and gets divorced She is fifty, gets fired from her job and learns that her sister is killed by a rhinoceros at the zoo where she works She needs to go home She Given To Me For An Honest ReviewThis book started off slow for me but once I got into it I could not put it down I read it in one day It is about a woman who grew up in Louisiana and just walk away from her family and life when she was 20 She ended up in New York She creates a life there, makes friends, marries and gets divorced She is fifty, gets fired from her job and learns that her sister is killed by a rhinoceros at the zoo where she works She needs to go home She hasn t been back for a...

  10. Susan Obryan says:

    The novel should come with a warning If you don t appreciate the South, don t read this book However, anyone with an appreciation of Southern idiosyncrasies will end up rolling on the floor with laughter And where did Ken Wheaton pick up the nuances of a daughter of the South who would rather be anywhere else than Broussard, La Katherine Fontenot has become a New Yorker, leaving her bayou roots and family far behind That is until a black rhino escape from the Broussard and ki The novel should come with a warning If you don t appreciate the South, don t read this book However, anyone with an appreciation of Southern idiosyncrasies will end up rolling on the floor with laughter And where did Ken Wheaton pick up the nuances of a daughter of the South who would rather be anywhere else than Broussard, La Katherine Fontenot has become a New Yorker, leaving he...

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