A coming of age story: 17 year old Ronnie thinks she knows everything she needs to about her family. She tolerates her older brother Thatcher—just barely—and avoids her alcoholic mother Vivian completely. But one Saturday morning changes everything for Ronnie. Enter Juanita: long lost sister and giant family secret number one. Standing over seven feet tall, Juanita brings the unavoidable truth to a family where secrets are as common as table salt.
Shake the Middle Tree is Janet Goddard’s first novel. Check it out and write a review!