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Giveaway dates: Nov 28 - Dec 11, 2019
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It's going to feel strange not reading about the Greenwood family any longer.
And then there are the trees. The Greenwood family patriarch is a lumber baron, clear cutting trees with wild abandon. The following generations each have their own way of dealing with that family ...more
Greenwood is the sort of book you encounter only every several years, if you’re lucky.
I'm down to the last couple of chapters of this fabulous book that I receive as a giveaway and do not want it to end. It is beautifully written. The story is told backwards over various decades and then forwards through those same years and is well knit ...more
The book was a solid 5 star read until the end which I felt lost the magic of the rest of the book. Nevertheless this is one of the best books I have read this year and will go into my 2019 top 10.
‘Nothing like poverty to teach you just how much of a luxury integrity really is.’
‘The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The next best time is now.’
This book is about self-realization, self-actualization and the messy ways in which families come together. It's also about the ...more
“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time to plant a tree is right now.”
Alexander MacLeod, author of Light Lifting
Greenwood is brilliant. Michael Christie shows a cross section of one family's history, revealing their dark secrets, loves, losses, and the mark of an accident still visible four generations later. Year by year, page by page, the layers of this intricate and ...more
It covers from the early 1900's all the way into our very near future - 2038. And by 2038 we are in some serious trouble.
Jake is a forestry guide, and works in one of the very last areas where there still remains trees. Outside this little island, it is hard to live in; dust storms and other debris make it so that asthma is as common as the cold. One day, she is visited by an ex of hers who works as a lawyer, and he has some ...more
Greenwood reminds me of the best of Victor Hugo's fiction, a modern day Notre Dame de Paris or perhaps a Steinbeck.
I look forward ...more
A family name is a nickname and time is a game of telephone.
A family tree, on paper, can just look like a post-tornado pile of branch scraps.
Optimism can be dark. That's when I find it most convincing.
I loved the characters in this book, I could feel a kinship with them.
The only thing I didn't like was the way the story line jumped around. I had trouble keeping everyone straight at times.