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The Lightning Tree
by P.J. Curtis
Now back in print, this unique novel tells the story of one woman's remarkable life, lived out in the harshly beautiful landscape of the Burren. It is a story told by Mariah, a woman healer who lived in harmony not only with the special environment of the Burren but also with the spirits of the past. It is a story of love surprisingly found and tragically lost; of the stru...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Brandon Books
(first published September 15th 2006)
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I could not get into this book. It was so slow. I only made it to page 58 and then stopped reading it. I normally always finish a book, even if it isn't that great but I couldn't even finish this one. I think part of it was that I had 3 other books waiting for me so when I couldn't get into this one I started one of the others and never made it back. I wouldn't recommend this book.
I would give this book 1 and 1/2 stars if such rating was possible. The story is poetic but unfortunately, the writing is not. It is sad, because the story and underlying voice of Mariah have potential, but the elementary approach (think USA Today) doesn't deliver.