Madrone

Madrone The year is After an interminable four years under the boot of the US military twenty four year old Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers is ready for his real life to begin His plans are straightforward

  • Title: Madrone
  • Author: Jack B. Rochester
  • ISBN: 9781627870993
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Paperback
  • The year is 1969 After an interminable four years under the boot of the US military, twenty four year old Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers is ready for his real life to begin His plans are straightforward spend as much time as he can with his girlfriend, Jane, finish college, and become a writer But when Nate is denied admission to UC Santa Cruz, he decides that a bachelor The year is 1969 After an interminable four years under the boot of the US military, twenty four year old Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers is ready for his real life to begin His plans are straightforward spend as much time as he can with his girlfriend, Jane, finish college, and become a writer But when Nate is denied admission to UC Santa Cruz, he decides that a bachelor s degree isn t necessarily the path he s laid out for himself He can learn about literature on his own, and he ll have time to write if he isn t in school His choice doesn t sit well with everybody Jane s father asks Nate how he ll support Jane without a degree Jane s mentor offers to pull some strings at SC if Nate agrees to become his student And when a once in a lifetime opportunity presents itself, even Nate is tempted by the allure of conventionally defined success Picking up where Wild Blue Yonder left off, Madrone inspires us to consider how far we ll go to remain true to ourselves.

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    About "Jack B. Rochester"

    1. Jack B. Rochester

      Jack B Rochester has worked in publishing his entire career as an editor, publisher and writer He s written 12 works of nonfiction, including the national bestseller The Naked Computer William Morrow , the international bestseller Pirates of the Digital Millennium Financial Times Prentice Hall , hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and short stories and poetry for literary magazines He is the founding barista of fictionalcafe, a popular arts and coffee hangout His first novel, Wild Blue Yonder, was self published in 2011 The sequel, Madrone, was published by Wheatmark in 2014, who will also publish the third sequel, Anarchy, in spring, 2018 Jack earned his Master s degree in comparative literature from California State University at Sonoma, where he sponsors an annual scholarship for students who aspire to a career in writing He was raised in South Dakota and Wyoming, lived many years in California, and today shares his time between Lexington, Massachusetts, Titusville, Florida and Ch teaulin, France No moss grows under his feet.

    881 thoughts on “Madrone”

    1. Madrone continues Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers' coming of age tale, leaving behind the sprawling epic of friendship and adventure in Wild Blue Yonder for a more introspective journey through love and self-purpose. The sequel retains some of the best qualities of the first, namely cultural and literary references, deep discussions about the meaning of life, beautiful, scenic locations and the camaraderie shared amongst a group of friends - all set to a soundtrack straight out of the late 60's. In [...]


    2. Madrone is a wonderfully written, beautiful literary experience. I wouldn’t expect less from Jack B. Rochester. Madrone picks up where the previous book, Wild Blue Yonder, left off. We continue to follow Nathaniel Hawthorne Flowers and his coming-of-age journey, as he struggles to understand himself, his relationships, and his writing.What I love about Rochester’s style is just how every scene is masterfully written, made to be extremely relatable, especially when it comes to the relationshi [...]


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