Solomon's Oak: A Novel
Solomon's Oak is the tale of 3 those that have suffered losses that modified their lives without end: Glory Solomon, a tender widow who struggles to carry directly to her primary California farm; fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire, who arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, indignant, and homeless; and Joseph Vigil, a former Albuquerque police officer now disabled and in consistent discomfort, who involves California to meet his dream of photographing the state's gigantic bushes, together with the two-hundred-year-old Solomon's Oak on Glory's farm. during this deeply felt, clever, and gritty novel, those 3 damaged souls will locate in one another an unforeseen convenience, and a moment likelihood to determine the miracles of daily life.
Jo-Ann Mapson is the writer of 9 earlier novels, together with the cherished Hank & Chloe, Blue Rodeo (CBS television movie), and the l. a. occasions bestsellers The Wilder Sisters and undesirable woman Creek, a publication membership favourite. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, along with her husband and their 5 canines. stopover at her website at www.joannmapson.com.
Praise for Solomon's Oak:
"Dazzlingly written, indelibly relocating, and deeply profound, Solomon's Oak is full of grace, middle, and knowledge, and a wealthy forged of genuine characters...Truly a gem."-Caroline Leavitt
"One bankruptcy into Solomon's Oak, I surrendered to Glory Solomon's desire and her choice of stressed hearts, and my global easily disappeared."-Jacquelyn Mitchard
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Had her round longer.” Glory passed Juniper the spatula. “Take some time in the event you placed the cookies down onto the baking sheet. if you happen to hurry, they fold over at the edges. We don’t wish crooked snowflakes.” Juniper slid extra cookies onto one other tray. “It’s lame,” she stated, after preventing to pop one of many silver dragées into her mouth, “when the folks you're keen on are someplace else.” “You suggest dead?” Juniper nodded. “I don’t think in heaven.” “I’m unsure I do, both. And that makes it even.
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