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Juniper Tree Burning

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Juniper Tree Burning hates her name. It represents everything she despises about her life: her hippie mother, Faith, who lives by healing herbs and horoscopes; her father, Ray, a cursing, abusive guitar-playing storyteller; her sick little brother, Sunny, whom she alternately mothers and resents; and the poverty of her isolated New Mexico town. Juniper flees them all, to private school in New England, to turn herself into someone new: Jennie.She raises herself to be strong and smart: a medical student who hustles a little pool on the side, an obsessive runner, and a self-proclaimed Ugly Chick With Attitude. Then, one night the Seattle Police call. Her brother, Sunny, has leaped off a ferry and killed himself. And so begins the biggest journey of her life. As Jennie retraces the steps of her brother, the same path traveled by generations of her family, she confronts the stories they have woven, the tapestry of the lives they have built on the coasts and deserts of the West and comes to terms with her past, her present, and her future.

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Juniper Tree Burning is a dazzling meditation on legacy and legend, rebellion and renewal.

When Jennie Braverman, formerly known as Juniper Tree Burning, gets news of her brother Sunny Boy Blue's suicide, she flees her new husband and embarks upon a mad dash across the American West toward the site of Sunny's death. Forced to confront the past, Jennie must face the shame of the childhood name she has been so happy to shed. Only after she weaves her way through a tapestry of family sorrows — poverty, a spider-infested adobe house, and the legacy of her hippie parents — will Jennie be able to take on her greatest challenge: accepting love.

About the Author

Goldberry Long, a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, has received a Wallace Stegner Fellowship and a James Michener Fellowship. A native New Mexican, she lives in Southern California and Toronto.

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tlaira2004, August 24, 2008 (view all comments by tlaira2004)
This was a fantastic book on growing up, family, and self-awareness.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780743222112
Author:
Long, Goldberry M.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Long, Goldberry
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Hippies
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 20.65 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Juniper Tree Burning is a dazzling meditation on legacy and legend, rebellion and renewal.

When Jennie Braverman, formerly known as Juniper Tree Burning, gets news of her brother Sunny Boy Blue's suicide, she flees her new husband and embarks upon a mad dash across the American West toward the site of Sunny's death. Forced to confront the past, Jennie must face the shame of the childhood name she has been so happy to shed. Only after she weaves her way through a tapestry of family sorrows — poverty, a spider-infested adobe house, and the legacy of her hippie parents — will Jennie be able to take on her greatest challenge: accepting love.

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