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Overview

2019 Wisdom-Faulkner Award Finalist

A drunken mother makes childhood ugly. Jane runs away at sixteen, determined to leave her fraught upbringing in the rearview. Vowing never to return, she hitchhikes to California, right on time for the Summer of Love. Seventeen years later, she looks good on paper: married, grad school, sober, but her carefully constructed life is crumbling. When Mama dies, Jane returns for the funeral, leaving her husband in the dark about her history. Seeing her childhood home and significant people from her youth catapults Jane back to the events that made her the woman she is. She faces down her past and the ghosts that shaped her family. A stunning discovery helps Jane see her problems through a new lens.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798986713328
Publisher: Joanne Easley D/B/A Red Boots Press
Publication date: 09/20/2022
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

A retired registered nurse with experience in both the cold, clinical operating room and the emotionally fraught world of psychiatric hospitals, Joanne lives on a small ranch in the Texas Hill Country, where she writes fiction about complicated, twentieth-century women. Her prize-winning short stories and poetry have appeared in several anthologies.

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