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ISBN:0312959982
Author: Jack Olsen
ISBN13: 978-0312959982
Title: Salt of the Earth: A Mother, A Daughter, A Murder
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Language: English
Category: True Crime
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Repack edition (March 15, 1997)

Salt of the Earth: A Mother, A Daughter, A Murder by Jack Olsen



Salt of the Earth is the true story of how one woman fought and triumphed over life-shattering violence and how she healed her family-and herself. The perpetrator of the book's crime came into the story late on causing a whole shift and new found eagerness to keep reading at a staggering pace. To say I flew through this book in a day or two carries no exaggeration. A wonderfully sad story of "down home", "regular" folks getting by the best they can who, by no fault of their own suffered tragedy at the hands of a psychopath completely unrelated to them. The writing is top notch. I always find it somewhat dark when I find myself enjoying true crime novels as I kind of think I shouldn't be.

A Mother, A Daughter, A Murder. Published March 15, 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks.

Salt of the Earth book. Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his twelve-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proo Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his twelve-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared

Written by Jack Olsen, Audiobook narrated by Kevin Pierce. Your audiobook is waitin. alt of the Earth. Narrated by: Kevin Pierce. Length: 12 hrs and 27 mins.

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Jack Olsen has already provided it for her. Salt of the Earth, Olsen’s latest non-fiction study of contemporary crime, features Gere in a tale that the New York Times says pulls you along irresistibly. And forget the Times. Gere, a 50-year-old mother of two who lives in Coeur d’Alene, has paid Olsen’s book the greater compliment. She still hasn’t read it all the way through.

Jack Olsen & M. William Phelps. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proof of a crime, leaving police and prosecutors stymied. With a new introduction by bestselling true crime author M. William Phelps

Jack Olsen was a respected journalist and prolific writer who pioneered the genre of "true crime. Olsen also wrote fiction and books about sports and social issues, but it was his true-crime writing that earned him national acclaim and readership. The Washington Post gave him the title of "dean of true-crime authors. Doc is the startling story of Lovell's last two doctors. The town doesn't dote on doctors much anymore.

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Joe Gere said he died on the afternoon his twelve-year-old daughter Brenda disappeared. It was left to Brenda's mother Elaine to sustain her stricken family, search for her missing child, and pressure the authorities for justice. From the first minutes of the investigation, suspicion fell on Michael Kay Green, a steroid-abusing "Mr. Universe" hopeful, but there was no proof of a crime, leaving police and prosecutors stymied.Tips and sightings poured in as lawmen and volunteers combed the Cascades forest in the biggest search on Northwest history. Years passed with no sight of the blue-eyed girl or the bright clothes she'd worn on the day she disappeared, but Elaine remained undaunted.Salt of the Earth is the true story of how one woman fought and triumphed over life-shattering violence and how she healed her family-and herself.
Reviews: 7
Dusar
This is an amazing true crime novel written by Jack Olsen. I should give it a five star rating. HOWEVER, this digital edition of the novel is riddled with so many grammatical and spelling errors that it was difficult to read. Over half of the digital edition doesn't even have the family's name spelled correctly! It is sad that such a good book was butchered. Do yourself a favor, purchase the used copy of the print edition. You will be glad you did.
Kabandis
I really wished that I had purchased the book rather than the audible one it ruined the story for me because the narration is awful. I did however read the book and enjoy it 100% As with most of Olsen's books there is a great story telling within the reporting of a crime he seems to get both across with ease. I tried the audible books for a while and the narration is different from writer to writer but they all seem to suck at narration. It took a month to listen to the story because the droning of the narrator put me to sleep each time. Finally got the book and read it in a day and really enjoyed it. I don't recommend the audio books but I definitely recommend this book and others written by Olsen.
Sinredeemer
Wonderfully written true crime book by Jack Olsen. True crime strikes a delicate balance between none-fiction and fiction wherein the author has to recount true events with the flair of a novelist. Mr. Olsen got this one exactly right as he delivers us the story with page turning pacing.

I came into the novel not knowing anything about the case so, for the first third/half of the book, I had a completely wrong idea of where we were going. I felt that the crime was going to take place purely domestically as Mr. Olsen cleverly described the familial players personalities and their habits. Lots of alcohol abuse from the parent's parents which, in turn, transferred to the patriarch of the main family. My emerging conclusion was one of alcohol induced rage causing fatal consequences. How wrong I was.

The perpetrator of the book's crime came into the story late on causing a whole shift and new found eagerness to keep reading at a staggering pace. To say I flew through this book in a day or two carries no exaggeration.

A wonderfully sad story of "down home", "regular" folks getting by the best they can who, by no fault of their own suffered tragedy at the hands of a psychopath completely unrelated to them. The writing is top notch.

I always find it somewhat dark when I find myself enjoying true crime novels as I kind of think I shouldn't be. As I've always felt, there's something oddly fascinating about the dark side of humanity that I find addictive and the allure, for me, impossible to deny..

Summary: Well worth your time and your money. This is first class writing of a true story served with the skilled pacing of a well seasoned thriller writer. Safe bet for true crime fans.
Alsantrius
The people in this story are as real as our own families and friends. Jack Olsen brings them to life, in all their strength and frailties. Young people may find it hard to relate to the social dynamics of mid twentieth century America. Even though these families were from eastern Europe via West Virginia, and mine Scotch-Irish in rural east Texas, their lives and attitudes are hauntingly familiar. We hear a lot of complaining about moral decay in this country, but I can remember that time without the rose coloured glasses. Sometimes it seemed that evil was winning, as it seems now, but love was stronger than hate, as it is now. This book gives you an exceptional window that few books do.
The one complaint I have is the mistakes in printing, mostly typos. (Repeatedly saying Cere instead of Gere, and numerous other things.) None of Olsen's other books that I've read had mistakes like this, but many ebooks are full of them. Much as I love the ease of downloading books, I do wish someone would look at them before they're printed.
Nightscar
My first impression of the story was how sad what The Geres went through .The book is the true story of a young girl kidnapped and murdered and the devastating effect it had on the family. Olsen does a good job of describing the horrific story. It was well written and sympathetic toward the family and Elaine who’s title describes her. My anger and the author who tells the absurd reality that the murder suspect rights trumps the family and the child murder while the cops have to walk on egg shells as not to violate his rights.
I learned about Jack Olsen through a prepper podcast “in the rabbit hole” interview. I look forward to read more of Olsen books and sadly, I learned he passed away.
Vudojar
I could not put this book down and read the Kindle version in 2 days -- stayed up until 3am last night.

First book I have read by Jack Olsen and he drew me in from the first few pages. I felt like I knew Elaine and Joe, little Brenda, and the two sons and my heart ached for them. You get to know all of the extended family as well and the diverse personalities we humans have.

Elaine was such an inspiration and a pillar of strength. Her tenacity and resilience and work ethic were amazing. And the depth of her love.

The evil of Michael Kay Green and his manipulation and abuse of others made me hate him and anxious for the chapter when he would finally be caught and punished. Won't give away the ending...

Highly recommend this book. I am a big fan of crime and mysteries stories and shows ... this book will stay with me for a long time. Hope the book is made into a well produced movie. If it has been, I can't find it under this title.