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The Juniper Tree, Paperback / softback Book

The Juniper Tree Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Bella Winter has hit a low. Homeless and jobless, she isthe mother of a toddler by a man whose name she didn'tquite catch, and her once pretty face is disfigured by thescar she acquired in a car accident. Friendless and withoutfamily, she's recently disentangled herself from a selfishand indifferent boyfriend and a cruel and indifferentmother. But she shares a quality common to BarbaraComyns's other heroines: a bracingly unsentimental abilityto carry on. Before too long, Bella has found not only ajob but a vocation; not only a place to live but a home anda makeshift family. As Comyns's novel progresses, thestory echoes and inverts the Brothers Grimm's macabretale The Juniper Tree. Will Bella's hard-won restoration tolife and love come at the cost of the happiness of others?

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