Quinnipeague Island in Maine is a fictional island, created by Barbara Delinsky as a setting for her novel "Sweet Salt Air," which is the only book set on the island. The book tells a story about friendship and secrets between two women.
The two main protagonists, Charlotte and Nicole, reunite on Quinnipeague Island to write a book about local food. Emotional crisis unfolds as secrets come to light. The summer atmosphere of an ocean island creates a background to the story, with rich descriptions of tastes and scents.
Delinsky is a bestselling author, a mother and a cancer survivor. Her writing focuses on character development, relationships and emotions.