From the wooded road made of golden hemlock running past L. Frank Baum's childhood home to the lonely stump of Scout's oak in Harper Lee's Alabama, author Richard Horan gathers tree seeds—and stories—from the homes of America's most treasured authors. At once a heartfelt paean to literature and a wise, funny, and uplifting account of one man's reconnection with nature, Seeds celebrates Horan's triumphs and calamities on his quest to link trees with great writers—a delightfully original meditation on the nature of inspiration and a one-of-a-kind adventure into literature.
Wonderful book. How one man stayed so focused on a plan was inspiring. And how did his wife stand all those milk cartons on her sun porch!!?Published on May 27, 2013 by swedeknit
This book was a history sort of done from the perspective of historical trees and their seeds. Rather boring. Read morePublished on February 19, 2013 by Vivian Katz
It is a wonder that a book so poorly researched could be published. The botanical errors are so glaring and numerous that you wonder if the author bothered to use even a basic... Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by botanist
Richard Horan has the distinction of having come up with an original idea for a book. It's a pity he didn't turn the actual writing over to someone who could. Read morePublished on December 29, 2011 by Michael Goodell
Do not buy this book. The author is a pretentious, self-righteous twit. It's a total waste of your time and money.Published on July 27, 2011 by Michael D. Fox
Seeds is a lifelong reader's tribute to American authors. For Horan, visiting the author's homes and the places that may have inspired them is a pilgrimage. Read morePublished on June 13, 2011 by Gaby at Starting Fresh blog
I just finished this book and will recommend it in all of my circles. If you are interested in trees, nature, American writers, American literary classics, travel, or American... Read morePublished on June 6, 2011 by Francine M. Apollo