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Juniper Tree Burning

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Juniper Tree Burning

Juniper Tree Burning hates her name. It represents all she despises: her hippie mother, Faith; her restless father, Ray; her helpless baby brother, Sunny Boy Blue; and the raw poverty of her New Mexican childhood. She escapes them all to become Jennie, a fierce, intelligent woman with a rage so powerful even her seemingly perfect new husband cannot get close. Then one night the police call -- Sunny has leaped off a Seattle ferry. Jennie takes her only friend and flees New Mexico, retracing her brother's final steps, and the path traveled by generations of her family. It is only by facing her history that Jennie is able to come to terms with her rage, her grief, her guilt at Sunny's death, and her greatest challenge -- accepting love.

Full of myth and metaphor, Juniper Tree Burning is a fearless coming-of-age tale; it is a love story, a family saga, and a passionate and dynamic novel about the "flower children's children."

Juniper Tree Burning
by Goldberry Long

  • Publication Date: June 25, 2002
  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • ISBN-10: 0743222113
  • ISBN-13: 9780743222112