SALT IN MY SOUL – Review by Valerie Kalfrin

Reading from her journals about living with cystic fibrosis for roughly twenty years, Mallory Smith sounds by turns pensive and fluid, her words and mood cresting and crashing in waves like the sea where she loved to surf. Hitting various points in Smith’s life, Salt in My Soul sometimes feels like a stone skipping across a pond. Battersby and Smith’s family and friends skim over some undoubtedly wrenching times, such as Smith’s diagnosis following her mother ending a pregnancy because the fetus had CF. Some viewers also may wonder how the Smiths earned a living during their daughter’s frequent and extensive hospital stays.

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