“freedom for joe” is a page turner that I didn’t want to end! Burns has deftly woven an engaging, multi-layered story with down-to-earth characters, Native symbolism, mysticism, religious philosophy, and man’s universal search for truth. Joe’s journey is raw and real, yet tender and mystical. It will charm you and challenge you, and you will be thinking about it long after you’ve finished! I want to read it again and again!