On Brigden Road
What is the secret so guarded on Brigden Road? Here is the semi-autobiographical journey of a Dutch immigrant family in Pasadena, as seen through the eyes of a quiet, lonely, poetic high school girl who struggles to deal with the cloud cast over their lives by the manic-depressive illness of the father. She is tall, smart, skinny, sweet, shy, with a passel of long red hair that sometimes makes people turn in the street. But you know the drill, youíve heard it before... There is always trouble in paradise--isnít there? On Brigden Road is a story of strength and sorrow, a journey, awakening, a poem... It is a love story of home. If you like immigrant stories... If you like books set in the late-sixties, early-seventies, about strong smart teenaged girls... If you like books about the vital, but sometimes complex and troubled connections of family... If you like books about the resilience of young people in facing troubled worlds... You will like this book.