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Titre : Solomon s Oak: A Novel
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Language: English . Brand New. Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm. She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their two-hundred-year-old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon s Oak.Fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire is the lone survivor of a family decimated by her sister s disappearance. She arrives on Glory s doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry, and homeless. When Glory s husband, Dan, was alive, they took in foster children, but Juniper may be more than she can handle alone. Joseph Vigil is a former Albuquerque police officer and crime lab photographer who was shot during a meth lab bust that took the life of his best friend. Now disabled and in constant pain, he arrives in California to fulfill his dream of photographing the state s giant trees, including Solomon s Oak.In Jo-Ann Mapson s deeply felt, wise, and gritty novel, these three broken souls will find in each other an unexpected comfort, the bond of friendship, and a second chance to see the miracles of everyday life. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400148998
Synopsis : "Solomon's Oak" is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever. To make ends meet, Glory Solomon, a young widow, is using the chapel her husband built on their central California farm, under a 200-year-old white oak tree, as a place to hold unusual weddings. Her first is for a bride and groom who want a pirate wedding. Fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire is the surviving member of a family decimated by a local kidnapping. Juniper arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry and homeless. When Glory's husband Dan was alive they took in foster children and raised them. But Juniper may be more than she has the capacity to handle. Joseph Vigil is a former Albuquerque police officer and crime lab photographer who was shot during an assignment. Now disabled and in constant pain, he came to California to photograph the giant trees of the state. Jo-Ann Mapson's deeply felt, wise and warm portrayal of broken souls finding their way back to humanity shows how these three people - along with a host of dogs, horses and goats - enter and transform each other's lives.
Critique: 'In Solomon's Oak, we see how some things - like massive oaks, and unshakeable love - can stand the test of time. I love the way Jo-Ann Mapson writes about family - how the roots we put down are the ones that ultimately hold us together. Actually, let me correct myself: I just love the way Jo-Ann Mapson writes, period' Jodi Picoult 'Mapson [shows us] the world as we hope it is - a world in which flawed people can be basically healthy, and even pain has a richness to it ... One of the most gifted writers of the contemporary American West' Los Angeles Times 'Characters collide in this story of lost souls trying to rebuild their lives. A heart-warming read' Stylist 'Mapson creates characters so real you could recognize them coming down the road' Chicago Tribune
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