Crown of Laurel

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A gripping novel with unforgettable characters and dilemmas with no easy answers. Crown of Laurel reflects the streets, back alleys, and moody skies of Seattle during the recession of the early 1980’s, and brims with sharply drawn characters whose experiences are relevant today, as we all struggle to adjust our dreams to limited options. More

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About Loretta Tollefson

Loretta Miles Tollefson grew up in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest and moved to Seattle in her early twenties, where she saw first hand the impact of the recession of the early 1980's. This experience resulted in her first novel, Crown of Laurel. A prize-winning poet, Loretta holds M.A.'s from the University of New Mexico in Communication and in English Literature. She is currently writing stories set in the mountains of northern New Mexico. You can find more information about Loretta's work, and her blog, at www.lorettatollefson.com. Loretta also publishes short fiction every week at BQEStories.Wordpress.com.

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Review by: Melody S. Lark on June 27, 2014 :
This is an older book written during the Reagan era. The author's biased opinion slants the book, however, it was interesting to read. The story follows two young people seeking to make it in the big city. The female lead is leaving the family farm to pursue her own success. The male lead, it appears, is alone in the world and seeking his own success in the big city. I was given the book to read and review and found it an interesting read. While the author feels Reaganonmics is to blame, the book more clearly shows the difference between having a family to rely on and being all alone in the world.
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