Mallory Smith: A richly compelling story of an unfinished life

You might think that a book written by a young woman with cystic fibrosis who died at age 25 would be sad. In the case of the late Mallory Smith’s “Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life” (Random House, 2019, $26), you’d be wrong.

Now Reading; April 2019

If, like me, you have an app on your cell phone in which you list the titles of books you want to read, open it up! I think you’re going to want to add one or more of this month’s Literary Mama staff reading recommendations to it.

'Salt In My Soul', Mallory Smith says what all of us are thinking

Salt in My Soul is a powerful, heartbreaking and inspiring look at Mallory Smith’s life.

Cystic Fibrosis took her life, in her writing she left an extraordinary gift

Mallory Smith’s memoir “Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life” may prove the most difficult book you’ll ever read.

Because you know the ending.

Salt In My Soul at LMU

“She wanted to work in environmental education but the field work she would be doing was too risky for her health, her doctors told her not to” said Diane Shader Smith, mother of Mallory Smith, during an emotional and groundbreaking talk in the LSB Auditorium on April 8, 2019.