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A Tree for America Paperback – October 18, 2011
About the Author
Twenty years and over two million miles behind the wheel of a truck have inspired much of my writing. I am a modern day drifter living most of my life on the road learning about the places and people I see. Over the years my curiosity has been aroused by things that I have seen and stories that I have heard. My interests follow a winding path through science fiction, westerns and just plain stories of people who are faced with challenges that they must deal with.
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Mr Anjer is sent from DC to the Seattle area to supervise the shipment of the White House Christmas tree.
Love the descriptions of the travel from when he first lands to the Leavenworth area. Have been to many of the sites in the area as our family live closeby.
Usually the tree comes from the East Coast, as this is the first time from the Pacific Northwest he needs to accompany the tree all the way back to DC. He calls his boss as he's not too keen to do this.
The truck driver takes Anjer into town to outfit him with clothes for the season and the long 8 day journey back if the truck will be oversized.
Found the story interesting as it tells many details of how the truck is even shifting the gears and why. Husband used to drive the big rigs before we met.
Loved the CB chatter as that is how I met my husband, so much useful information to the truck drivers. Love the travel every step of the way and everything Anjer experiences along the way, priceless!
Explicit directions along the way you could easily do this trip. Anjer thinks the holiday is so commercialized and hates it. Driver shows him how it really is on the road.
Love how Ken the driver pays it forward during a storm. More catastrophes occur and they do what they can...
Excellent read, enjoyed the trip and learning so much of his career.
Being a former truck driver, I am familiar with the places Edd has written about. So with saying that I want to say... I really enjoyed the story and the setting.
Take a step back and look around at the beauty around you. Take a deep breath and don't take anything for granted. We are just small pieces of this big wide open space we call America. Edd Voss has told a beautiful story of what coming together really means in the Christmas season.
Ken Rainey is the trucker chosen to bring America its' Christmas tree from the Pacific Northwest to Washington D.C. He loves life and looks to the good when at all possible and has a deep understanding of the land he makes his living on as a long haul driver.
Robert Anjer is chosen to ride along to make sure the tree makes it. Much to his own resentment, he has no choice in the matter about having to ride along in the truck. The holidays have no special meaning for him and he'd rather be at home in his apartment.
With this unlikely combination teaming together, Ken realizes that Robert has a lot to learn about America. Ken sets the pace with sharing his knowledge about the trucking industry, for without them our stores would be empty and we wouldn't be able to live the way we live.
Along the way Robert begins to open his eyes to what is around him as they deal with unpredictable weather, see beautiful country in the wide open spaces, and most important, helping people in need. A Tree for America is a story for the whole family and I recommend it to everyone.
Review by, Tory Lynn, author of "My Charming Protector"
As he travels across the country with his companion to deliver a Christmas tree to the White House, Ken Rainey describes the view of America as he sees it. The reader begins to appreciate what America really means to those of us who travel through life in this country--we are free to find the beautiful and reveal it to others, as Ken does, or to destroy its freedom by not caring.
Ken Rainey is a real man who reaches out to the world wherever he travels and offers a helping hand. He is the original "Good Samaritan" who stops along the road to give assistance and save the lives of two people, thus giving the example of love to a fellow traveler, Anjer, whose reluctant heart gradually changes from disbelief and scorn or just indifference and boredom, to belief in the meaning of Christmas. The message of having first received God's grace and forgiveness binding us to "Go and do likewise" is deeply imbedded in this story.
Religion is, after all, simply caring for one's neighbor as oneself. Ken Rainey, an unconscious messenger doing his job, becomes the deliverer of a "change of heart" in Anjer, as well as a Christmas tree to the White House.
Highly recommended for a Christmas gift to someone you love.
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