The Family Tree
Police officer Dora Henry is investigating the bizarre murders of three geneticists. Meanwhile, strange things are happening everywhere she turns. Weeds are becoming trees; trees are becoming forests. Overnight, a city is being transfo...more
This is, at first, a confusing bunch of unrelated stories and then suddenly, magically, inevitably it is one blisteringly good story- a story that makes one question one's essential assumptions about what it means to be human, what it means to be ethical, what it means to be good. There's a richness here that wells up slowly and almost imperceptibly, a richness that comes from top-notch writing and plotting. This is a book to be r ...more
Tepper shines in the realm of fantasy/sci-fi. Her books, to a large degree, are fairly predictable in that you know you will be drawn in and lose yourself totall ...more
Anyway, I love her. Can't wait to get back to her and read more.
Tepper is the grand master of the literary surprise. I remember when I first read "Grass", and about a third of the way into the book, she suddenly turned all the readers' preconceptions on their side. The aristocrats weren't what you thought they were. The hunt wasn't what you thought it was. And the aliens definitely weren't what you thought they were either.
In this one she pulls a trick of epic proportions. About two thirds of the way in, she yanks the rug out fro ...more
This one is the usual mix of Tepper Topics, this time for whatever reason leaving out the swipes at organized religion (don't be too disappointed, the usual nature centered religious types appear and come across as fairly decent if eccentric types, although you may not like them too ...more
I'm not very good at separating the author from their work (which is ...more
I don't know if I have any listed as being read, although I have read some (and have stopped reading some too).
This one I stopped reading because the characters in the current era seemed too non-realistic and it kept jarring with my immersion. I do better with preachiness with it is for some weird world whe ...more
Sheri Tepper’s The Family Tree s ...more
Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career (1962-1986) she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director. She has two children and is married to Gen ...more