FINDING THEIR SON
FINDING THEIR SON (4) by Debra Salonen: Sent on a quest by his Lakota uncle, Eli Robideaux ends up at Char Jones' Native American shop, broke and desperate. After attempting to rob her of just enough money to get home -- and failing when Char recognizes him -- Eli learns that he impregnated Char as a teenager and she put the baby up for adoption. As the two travel to California to find the boy Char gave up, Salonen wonderfully depicts Char's lingering teen love of Eli. Although the end of the story is tied up a bit too neatly, Salonen's skillful writing and description more than make up for it.