By JC Miller
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
From the first blush of fall quarter to the final breath of spring, hard lessons will be learned. To "graduate" into an uncertain future, Jonathan and Kit must first embrace the present--including the injustices, ambiguities and absolute beauty of their lives.
Beneath the ever-changing Humboldt skies they forge ahead; they stumble and sometimes fall.
Heliotrope, a coming-of age story for the ages.
I found this book to be a phenomenal read and I don't throw that word around often. First, I knew Miller was an outstanding writer within the first few pages of Heliotrope. This always excites a book nerd like myself. The plot is deep and complex. We meet Kit who I found to be a very likeable character. She is swept away by her professor, Jonathan, who comes to this story with overflowing baggage. Heliotrope is much more than a drama between a man and a woman. It's a coming of age tale in a variety of ways. We see more than one character face their crap and work on their personal transformation. I wish I could rate this higher than 5 stars.
JC (Jeanne) Miller, M.A., is an avid reader, aspiring traveler and table tennis enthusiast. She resides in Northern California.
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