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The Family Tree by Sheri S. Tepper
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May 26, 2010

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Read from May 14 to 26, 2010

This was a very odd book. In our time, the trees and the weeds appear to be rebelling. Actually, deliberately, rebelling. But they like Dora, probably because she talks to them. Meanwhile, 3000 years in the future, a motley crew descends on the monastery of St. Weel. While they each have different reasons for being there, the goal is ultinately the same - go back in time 3000 years and stop the pond scum wizard from the future from causing the disaster that almost destroyed the earth. It really is that confusing. I found it hard to get into but for a change, the middle section of the book was the most interesting. The end, which is too much of a spoiler to reveal here, was rather anti-climactic. While I liked Dora and Izzy and Nassif and Lucy Low, the ending seems to come out of nowhere and stays there. Glad I read it but I'm not going to rush out and read more.

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message 1: by Kristen (new)

Kristen Interesting. I usually like Tepper's stuff, but I haven't read this one. I guess I won't put it on my short list!

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