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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Literary
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Post-Woodstock: The Decade That Changed America
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:325
  • eBook ISBN:9781617921926

ONCE UPON A COMMUNE

by Abilene Gray

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Overview
After Woodstock, a generation decided to make some changes in how they lived and where they lived by pursuing self-reliance and self-sustainability. While many missteps occurred in our heroine's life, this is a story based in New England where many hippies thrived in spite of the old attitudes and difficult winters.
Description
At the end of the decade that changed America forever, the post-Woodstock counterculture struck a chord that reverberated beyond the 1969 event. In the blink of an eye, thousands of communes sprouted up across the United States and Europe. From coast to coast, the back-to-the-land movement drew willing converts who wanted to follow the idealized dream of peace, love and happiness. ONCE UPON A COMMUNE is the story of Catherine Janson, wife of a powerful Boston attorney and mother of two little girls, who convinced her husband to buy a summer home in Vermont. Her romantic idea of a country getaway appealed, but ultimately deconstructed their unraveling marriage into a heartbreaking custody battle. As the summer home evolves into a commune, Catherine's leap into the unknown challenges her beliefs and changes her life in ways she never imagined.
About the author
Abilene Gray won a SouthWest Writers Award in 2002 for her short story, The Gemini Moon. From this seedling, a trilogy of tales unfurled around the turbulent years that influenced a generation to redefine America's view of herself. ONCE UPON A COMMUNE is the first of three novels that follow Catherine and her hippie friends who believe they can change the world by making their corner of it a better place.
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