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4.48  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Eco-politcal 'friction'.

A consequence of getting older is new experiences inevitably get threaded to memories as Maybelline Emmons learns when she em'barks' on what she thinks will be a simple road trip to find a tree. She experiences something so confounding, painful, yet transformational, none of which she signed on for, her evenings drinking Pinot, watching her hummingb
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Kindle Edition, 1, 110 pages
Published September 23rd 2018 by Ecological Outreach Services (EOS)
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David Rose
This story is rather like a tree itself, in that its foliage sparkles in as much sunlight as reaches it where it stands, cornered among commercial monoliths; that the leaves rustle as they turn in the brisk breeze of the reader's flying fingers; that it contains a complex eco-system of characters, relationships, and motives; and that its roots go much deeper than this cheerful story first suggests.
This is a light and entertaining read with a more earnest subtext, but mostly Virginia Arthur's pur
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Book Squirrel
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
A very good read.

At the centre of this book is aa old oak tree and the fight to protect it from destruction, yet this is also a story of preservation of memories, friendships and relationships in a world where do much is treated as disposable..


The contrast between commercialIsm and sentimentality is powerful, framed in terms of the battle for the tree, but also brought into sharp focus in the character of Maybelline. She is the link between last and present, the catalyst for the events of the st
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Virginia Arthur
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay so I gave my own book five stars but it's points too for winning (?) the battle to save an old-growth oak woodland from a Dollar General store as I was writing this book. When I started it, there was no real life battle. By the time I finished it, there was (as all the readers know). Since finishing Treed, the developer has backed out but the land still has a for sale sign on it. Won the battle but not the fight... The oaks still stand there in all their innocence, waiting. Thousands of yea ...more
Bonnye Reed
Sep 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Ann-Marie
I would call this book an eco-fantasy, as does the author. It is a feel good story about an elder woman, grieving the loss of her husband who visits a beautiful old growth oak where they picnicked in their youth. Through gate and the machinations of an old, dying friend she ends up owning the land the tree is on, but not, possibly, the tree itself.
What follows is an interesting examination of what is worth preserving in our world, not just trees, but relationships, family groupings and communit
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T.
Jun 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving an honest review. As I’ve said before, I always give honest reviews whether people appreciate them or not.

This story begins with a bit of history about what the author calls ‘Old Growth’ trees. Of course, when I think of old growth trees I think of Redwoods and Sequoias, not Oaks. This history is about old oak forests in California before everyone decided to move there. Anyway, when the main story begins we meet Maybe
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Cynthia
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Different

This is a different kind of book than I am accustomed to reading. A little preachy at times but that goes with the territory and some of the characters. Get why Joni is upset with Oak but not why she takes it out on Maybelline. Seems neither are especially good at listening to others or placing themselves in other people's shoes. Really liked the Acorn Gang. Near the beginning, the tree has a voice and is an actual character, I would have liked that to happen periodically throughout th
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Samantha Henthorn
Dec 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Maybelline reminisces about sharing a picnic with her late husband under a beautiful oak tree, when she visits her friend Millicent who appears to be unwell. She returns to the tree, apartment blocks have been built around it and new generations have their own stories about this tree. The tree needs saving from developers, Maybelline is saved from drinking (alone) every day by her new friends who also want to save the tree. This book is a feel-good story that highligh ...more
Benny
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Tears rolled down my eyes as i got close to the end of this awesome book! I never wanted this story to end, This book deserves more than a 5star because i enjoyed reading every single page of it.

You can only tell a beautiful book by its content and this book has proven to be a better on at that. This story talks about Maybelline who happened to be a very wonderful character! The over all plot of this beautiful book is so moving and interesting. This is the best and ideal book for tree lovers!

I
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Mary
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book and was glad I won it. The characters are such fun. Back in the day, saving trees, sea creatures, animals, etc., was the thing to do. People would chain themselves to a tree to save it. I really feel that in today's world, that kind of commitment to nature is sadly lacking. Beginning with that phony president, too many people value money and power over our environment. This book brings back Respect which is sadly lacking today. This is a book to be shared or buy a copy for a pr ...more
Molly
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Simple evenings, a bit of wine and reflections. And then...

It should have been simple to save a bit of history, nostalgia, life- instead she got treed - and nothing is quite the same now.

Change happens when you don’t want it, and you might be paying attention to something else.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Paul
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is short and really nice. With well-written characters, an interesting plot, and an emotional arc, this will probably make those seeking a light read happy. Recommended.

I really appreciate the complimentary copy for review!!
Gina Rae Mitchell
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Treed by Virginia Arthur is a fabulous book.

Treed is well-written with every character & scene created precisely as it should be to pull you deeper into the story until you can’t put it down. I felt like I was right there in every setting whether it was picnicking under a tree in the 1970’s to scrambling to protect that very same tree today. It’s not often you find a story that entertains you so well while providing you with valuable lessons in conservation.

I laughed at many of the situati
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Out September 2018, my new Eco-political 'friction' novel (e-book), Treed:

A consequence of getting older is current experiences inevitably get threaded to memories as Maybelline Emmons learns when she embarks on what she thinks will be a simple road trip to find a tree. She experiences something so confounding, painful, yet transformational, none of which she signed on for, her evenings drinking P
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“Since Jay died, the past few fall and winter seasons, when the days grew short, there were days she didn’t get out of bed except of course, to go the the bathroom, grabbing wine and snacks from the kitchen on her way back to bed.” 0 likes
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