Blue Desert

Celia Jeffries (Author)
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Product Details

$16.95  $15.59
Rootstock Publishing
Publish Date
April 20, 2021
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.67 inches | 0.81 pounds
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About the Author

Jeffries' work has appeared in numerous newspapers and literary magazines including Westview, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Puerto del Sol, as well as the anthology Beyond the Yellow Wallpaper. She has received grants from Turkey Land Cove Foundation, The Massachusetts Cultural Council, and La Muse. Jeffries, who holds an MA from Brandeis, worked in news and educational publishing before earning an MFA from Lesley University. She has taught writing at all levels, from elementary to university and adult education. Her writing has been nurtured in the community of writers in Western Massachusetts, where she is honored to be on the steering committee of Straw Dog Writers Guild, and where she offers workshops at Pioneer Valley Writers Workshop. Visit her website,


"Blue Desert is unflinchingly adventurous, unashamedly feminist, deeply human and thoughtful. Jeffries seamlessly weaves two narratives: eighteen-year-old Alice with the Tuareg tribe in wartime Sahara and seventy-eight-year-old Alice in London-to a compelling conclusion without sacrificing the lyricism of her prose, lush grounding in the natural world, or the heartbreaking complexity of her characters."

- Ellen Meeropol, Author of Her Sister's Tattoo

"Blue Desert, a page-turner of exquisite beauty, ricochets from the heyday of England's colonial power to the majestic Tuareg of the Sahara Desert. This book tunnels through time and our hearts when a young English woman finds a love that transcends the codes of two societies. Prepare to be transported.

A good novel transports us to another place and time. A great novel makes us wish that the book would never end. I desperately did not want Blue Desert to end. Celia Jeffries has written a stunning book."

-Jacqueline Sheehan, New York Times bestselling author

"Page after surprising page, Celia Jeffries carefully metes out clues to the puzzle of Alice's extraordinary life, from London to the Sahara Desert and back again. Blue Desert is a mesmerizing and unforgettable story. Once you start reading, you won't be able to stop."

-Ellen Wittlinger, author of Someone Else's Shoes