When Claire Nagy marries Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominent California citrus ranchers, she knows she's consenting to a life of hard work, long days, and worry-fraught nights. But her love for Forster is so strong, she turns away from her literary education and embraces the life of the ranch, succumbing to its intoxicating rhythms and bounty until her love of the land becomes a part of he...
Publisher: Tantor Audio; MP3 - Unabridged CD edition (September 4, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 10475461
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I picked up The Forgetting Tree after seeing it appear on the 2012 NY Times Notable Books list. I am super glad I did as it was an excellent book. Incredibly well written and the story moved at a very fast pace. I have not read The Lotus Eaters but ...
the tragic, senseless death of her son Joshua at kidnappers' hands, her alienation from her two daughters, or the dissolution of her once-devoted marriage can pull her from the ranch she's devoted her life to preserving.But despite having survived the most terrible of tragedies, Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: an illness that threatens not only to rip her from her land but take her very life. And she's chosen a caregiver, the inscrutable, Caribbean-born Minna, who may just be the darkest force of all.Haunting, tough, triumphant, and profound, The Forgetting Tree explores the intimate ties we have to one another, the deepest fears we keep to ourselves, and the calling of the land that ties every one of us together.