The Language of Trees

The Language of Trees

Book - 2010
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" The Language of Trees, like Whitman's Leaves of Grass though in a magic realist vernacular, refreshingly asserts that deeply American conviction: the gravest natural instinct is to heal and be healed. A shimmeringly heartfelt story."

--Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked

"Crafted with suspenseful pacing and delicate imagery, Ilie Ruby's book combines the qualities of an irresistible ghost story with a healing tale of redemption."
--Elizabeth Rosner, author of The Speed of Light

A truly stunning literary debut, Ilie Ruby's The Language of Trees is a fiercely beautiful novel that explores the relationships that define us, the events that shape us, and the places we will go to in order to save ourselves and those we love most. Fans of Jennifer McMahon, Alice Hoffman, and Niall Williams will be captivated by this haunting tale of homecoming and secrets that sparkles with exceptional writing and a gothic edge.

Publisher: New York : Avon A, 2010.
Edition: First Avon pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780061898648
Branch Call Number: RUBY I
Characteristics: 339 pages : map ; 20 cm.


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Mar 22, 2013

Lovely poignant story.

Jan 21, 2011

Lovely book, full of mysteries, human frailty and the bonds that form for good or evil among community.
beautiful imagery and well defined characters make for a great read.


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