North Of Normal - Cea Sunrise Person

North Of Normal

By Cea Sunrise Person

  • Release Date: 2014-04-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Size: 1.73 MB
Score: 4.5
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In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea’s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren’t trying to build a new society—they wanted to escape civilization altogether. Led by Cea’s grandfather Dick, they lived in a canvas Teepee, grew pot, and hunted and gathered to survive.

Living out her grandparents’ dream with her teenage mother, Michelle, young Cea knew little of the world beyond her forest. She spent her summers playing nude in the meadow and her winters snowshoeing behind the grandfather she idolized. Despite fierce storms, food shortages and the occasional drug-and-sex-infused party for visitors, it was a happy existence. For Michelle, however, there was one crucial element missing: a man. When Cea was five, Michelle took her on the road with a new boyfriend. As the trio set upon a series of ill-fated adventures, Cea began to question both her highly unusual world and the hedonistic woman at the centre of it—questions that eventually evolved into an all-consuming search for a more normal life. Finally, in her early teens, Cea realized she would have to make a choice as drastic as the one her grandparents once had made in order to get the life she craved.

From nature child to international model by the age of thirteen, Cea’s astonishing saga is one of long-held family secrets and extreme family dysfunction, all in an incredibly unusual setting. It is also the story of one girl’s deep-seated desire for normality—a desire that enabled her to risk everything, overcome adversity and achieve her dreams.


  • Northampton of Normal

    By Jezabelle46
    Très touchant.
  • North of Normal

    By 8trxfan
    Great Book! I couldn't put it down!
  • Awesome

    By 061408
    I COULD NOT put this book down! Loved every single word, a must read!
  • North of Normal

    By Annarual
    This is the first time I have ever written one of these. I am a total bookworm who reads every day. Books are my oxygen. This one is really something more. I wish I could meet this woman and congratulate her in person. What strength she carries... I am awed.
  • North of normal

    By Mr. Chadley
    Read the blurb & thought it might be a fun read. Wow,couldn't put it down! Great writing. Sad,funny and always real. Loved it.
  • North of Normal

    By mel clandubie
    I just finished this book. Could not put it down!! Wow amazing, what a strong individual you are Cea. This was shared to me on Facebook by a mutual friend. The courage you have in writing this will set you free. Yes this will be a movie!!! For sure!!
  • My favourite!!!

    By anne jurgens
    Amazing book! Just incredibly written and lived!!!