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    • 288 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Hippie movement,
    • Counter-culture movement,
    • Commune life,
    • 1960s San Francisco,
    • 1960 racism in America,
    • Marijuana and LSD experimentation,
    • Teenage runaways

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Destination Haight-Ashbury
by Bernice Bohnet

Due to bullying in school, fifteen-year-old Pearl Armstrong longs to leave her repressive and unfair life on a Canadian farm. Thus, she runs away to San Francisco, the epicenter of the 1960’s counterculture movement. Pearl leaves behind her distraught mother and is introduced to mind-altering drugs, free love, communal living, war-time politics, racism and unexpected friendships. It is only after her immersion into that unfamiliar and surreal world that Pearl belatedly realizes that the adventures and freedom she so desperately sought are neither as enticing nor exciting as she had once imagined.

Although Calgary author Bernice Bohnet never ventured to San Francisco as a teenager, she has always been fascinated by the hippy movement. That fascination, coupled with her English literature and psychology degrees from the University of Calgary, informed her decision to write Destination Haight-Ashbury. Bernice lives in Calgary with her husband, who she happily describes as both her best friend and her first reader.


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