Solomon's Oak

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Solomon's Oak

By Jo-Ann Mapson; Emily Durante (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, MP3 CD, 9781400168996

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

Description
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.


About the Author
Jo-Ann Mapson is the author of ten novels, including the "Los Angeles Times" bestsellers "The Wilder Sisters" and "Bad Girl Creek," a book club favorite.

Emily Durante has narrated the Midnight Twins trilogy by Jacquelyn Mitchard, "Casting Off" by Nicole R. Dickson, and "Smooth Talking Stranger" by Lisa Kleypus, and directed the Earphones Award-winning performance of "Heaven's Keep" narrated by Buck Schirner.