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Raindrops and Smoke
by Jane Covernton   

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Books by Jane Covernton
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Literary Fiction

Publisher:  Calendula Farms ISBN-10:  0968247709 Type: 


Copyright:  1998

A novel about the sixties - about a woman, a minister, who is having a breakdown and who remembers when she was a young runaway in the sixties.

Jane Covernton

 Robin was sixteen in 1966 when she ran away to San N. There she met Leona who ran from the National Ballet School to be with her drug dealer boyfriend. And, eventually, Marjory who came to San Francisco to find her daughter.

Now Robin is forty and having a breakdown. She goes back over that time, trying to understand what it was all about. Love, drugs only, consciousness?

This is an intense and poetic novel about a turbulent time. 

 1966, 16-year-old robin ran away to san francisco to be a hippy. Now she’s R, a united church minister, married to her buddhist husband, and having a nervous breakdown...


in 1966, leona ran away from the national ballet school with a beautiful drug dealer and ended up pregnant and busted in south america. now she’s 40 and about to be a grandmother...


in 1966, marjory went to san francisco to look for her runaway daughter. Now she’s had a stroke and lives in vivid memories...


What was that all about? love? consciousness? drugs? a bad dream? is there nothing left to keep?


raindrops and smoke is a novel about one of the most turbulent times in modern history and some exciting people who lived to tell the tale.

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