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The Forgetting Tree: A Novel Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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“Daring... haunting... A remote citrus ranch can be a crossroads where cultures collide, and those collisions can be life-changing for everyone involved.” ―Jane Smiley, New York Times Book Review
“The story here is complex and expansive, and Soli's prose is reminiscent of Eudora Welty's. Like that writer, Soli's sentences are tied to the land, and the effect is that as much as this is a story about people, it is also a story about place and the imprint that each makes on the other.” ―The Daily Beast
“A lush, haunting novel for readers who appreciate ambiguity, this work should establish Soli as a novelist with depth and broad scope.” ―Library Journal
“Soli has again created characters readers will love and care about. She does so with deceptively simple grace: Their yearnings breeze right into your life... The Forgetting Tree is a journey worth taking.” ―Book Page
“A lush novel with two fascinating, complicated characters at its heart.” ―Booklist
“Soli, who made a splash with her debut, The Lotus Eaters, will captivate readers again with this twisting, intriguing tale of a grieving California woman…With her knack for beautiful prose and striking detail, this is a solid follow-up to her debut.” ―Publishers Weekly
“A haunting debut novel . . . quietly mesmerizing.” ―Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“A devastatingly awesome novel. It's one of those books that I didn't want to put down.” ―Nancy Pearl, NPR
“Splendid.” ―Danielle Trussoni, The New York Times Book Review
“Soli writes with such passion, it is inescapable, lyrical, and profoundly moving. The Forgetting Tree goes on my top-ten list.” ―Jonis Agee, author of The River Wife
“Tatjana Soli's elegant and sensuous prose will keep you spellbound.” ―Maria Semple, author of This One Is Mine
“An incredible book, richly imagined and beautifully written.” ―Nancy Zafris, series editor, The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction
“Spare, lucid prose infuse this novel with a dramatic clarity.” ―Tim O'Brien, author of The Things They Carried
“Beautiful and harrowing . . . [the] characters are unforgettable.” ―Richard Russo, author of Empire Falls
“Tremendously evocative…A beautiful book.” ―Janice Y. K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher
About the Author
TATJANA SOLI lives with her husband in Southern California. Her New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Lotus Eaters, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a New York Times Notable Book, and won the 2011 James Tait Black Prize.
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She talks about 2 female characters by name, in one paragraph and then begins the next paragraph with the pronoun, "She"! WHO??
I wrote corrections all over the margins and am considering sending to the author.
I would never read another novel by this author!
Almost a surreal painting about surviving cancer
in the Southwest when your caretaker is an
eccentric Black person from the islands. The
main character is haunted by the death of her
Read anything by this writer. She's fabulous!
The story follows Claire Baunsarg as she marries into a citrus farming family and follows her as she slowly bonds with the land as she raises her children and lives her life. Tragedy strikes and tests her beyond her limit. Her marriage suffers as does her relationship with her daughters. And tragedy strikes again as she is diagnosed with breast cancer.
Knocked down but not out, she falls under the spell of a young woman who she hires to help her as she struggles through chemo and radiation. The young woman soon has Claire under her control, feeding Claire's need for someone to lean on and care for her.And this is where the story line is hijacked.
All of a sudden we are knee deep in learning what makes this selfish controlling creature tick. All the while, I kept wondering how Claire's family allows the complete ruination of the family legacy and income. And wondering why the author allows this family of women to so totally abandon one another.
By the last quarter of the story, the plot had devolved into such a depressing mess, I truly struggled to finish it. But I slogged through to a completely unbelievable denouement. My expectations were so much higher for this story. It left me sad.