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Author: Goldberry Long Category: Mystery, Thriller
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Year: 2001
6.5 x 9.5 x 1 1/4 inches
$25.00 at Barnes & Noble
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Juniper Tree Burning was saddled with her unwieldy name by a hippie mother and a mostly absent father. Now grown, she leaves home, changes her name to Jennie, and hopes for a new life. But the old one calls her back when her brother commits suicide.
Length: 459 pages
Height: 10.0 in.
Width: 6.5 in.
Thickness: 1.5 in.
Weight: 25.6 oz.
"Striking just the right balance between lush language and graceful storytelling, this impressive first novel depicts a young woman seeking to escape the scars of her past."
Kirkus Reviews (04/15/2001)
"[JUNIPER TREE BURNING] can be maddeningly long-winded [but] her big, fiery howl of a book commands interest despite its excess baggage....[W]hat...makes Ms. Long's debut a powerful one is the sheer brazenness and gusto with which Jennie is brought to life on the page."
New York Times Book Review - Janet Maslin (06/18/2001)
"Long's intricate flashback structure works...."
New Yorker (07/23/2001)
"...Long describes the hardships of growing up hippie with whirlwind verbosity and occasional virtuosity. All her details are distinctly vintage and, to varying degrees, distinctly unpleasant. And that quickly becomes a problem: because Jennie's emotional palette is so monochromatic, her catalog of gripes is ultimately more exhausting than endearing."
New York Times Book Review - Louisa Kamps (08/05/2001)