In the year 1980, 15 year old Erica is just coming to terms with her parents' divorce and the resulting hardship. When she learns that her mother plans to relocate the family to the remote but beautiful town of Leavenworth, Washington, her world comes to a crashing halt. As Erica, her younger sister Ellie and their mother settle in this Eastern Washington town, Erica finds herself challenged to test her boundaries, loyalties and, ultimately, redefine her sense of self. As her life unfolds, Erica slowly discovers the extent to which she will go to further her own needs and recognizes, perhaps too late, her own complicity in the disasters that take place around her.
Filled with feelings of insecurity and teen angst, Low Hanging Fruit is an intimate coming of age story where strength develops in the face of life changing events.
"Susan Johnson's Low Hanging Fruit is an inspiring coming-of-age story about a young woman teetering between the naiveté of childhood and the beckoning maturity of womanhood, while she and her family struggle through poverty in rural Washington. Susan displays an adept story-telling talent, drawing the reader into the hopes, dreams, pain, and triumph of her protagonist, fifteen-year old Erica Tambo, who learns many of life's most important lessons at the school of hard knocks, in the Bavarian-styled village of Leavenworth, Washington. -Neil Low, Author of Thick as Thieves, Sign of the Dragon, Unreasonable Persuasion and Unholy Alliance.
Format: Trade paperback, 286 pages.
Retail Price: $ 14.95
Distributor: Partners West