The Forgetting Tree

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The Forgetting Tree

By Tatjana Soli; Joyce Bean (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, MP3 CD, 9781452659091

Publication Date: September 4, 2012

Description
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 her. Not even 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.


About the Author
"New York Times" bestselling author Tatjana Soli's debut novel, "The Lotus Eaters," was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a "New York Times" Notable Book, and winner of the 2011 James Tait Black Prize.

Joyce Bean is an accomplished audiobook narrator and director. In addition to being an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, she has been nominated multiple times for a prestigious Audie Award, including for "Good-bye and Amen" by Beth Gutcheon.


Praise For The Forgetting Tree

"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