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Tree/House: A Novella

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Upon the death of her strange and distant husband, Emma awakens into a world full of possibility. With the help of a vagrant who camps on her property, Emma comes to understand that her life, up to this point, has been little more than a bad dream. Does she have the courage and the strength to move on and create her own life, by her own rules? A fast and fascinating read t ...more
Paperback, 132 pages
Published November 9th 2008 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published September 17th 2008)
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Ann
Apr 10, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a wonderful short read. The story is written in a unique style with unusual characters. I was drawn into the fast moving plot at once and wanted more even after surprising information surfaces and the novella comes to an end. I feel there's more to the story and wanted more, but the author gives us a reason to pause and consider what we know by concluding the story the way she does. I hope to see more works by this talented author.
Koren
Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is not my usual fare. That said I found it to be immensely enjoyable. A very well told tale of self dicovery for the lead. She also includes a secondary character the is just wonderfully quirky.
Brenda
Apr 08, 2011 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book. very surprised with out come. when i started to read i did not put book down until it ended.
Jessica Knauss
Dec 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-work
I wrote this book, so to avoid unfairness, here I'll share some reviews other readers have written.

***** Unexpectedly Loved This Book - Quirky, intriguing with a bit of literary mixed in, November 12, 2010
Jessica's book delighted me and Tree/House has a smart, intellectual appeal that other fiction I've read recently completely lacks.
by Roxanne McHenry
I was looking for Jessica's other books when I found this title in the Kindle Store. I tried the sample and within 2 pages I knew this would be
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Rachel Brand
Dec 03, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010
I actually enjoyed this book during the first two parts, but the last one was a bit of a let down. It started off as a slightly sad tale about a woman who was floating through college, unsure of where she was going in life, who ends up marrying her college professor because he was infatuated with her. Her marriage is stifling and boring and while her husband can spout romantic poetry he is unable to satisfy her in any other way. In the end, he loves Shakespeare more than her loves Emma, and she ...more
Lilian Gafni
Sep 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I very much enjoyed reading The Tree House. This is a wonderful story that talks about the freedom to become whatever one wants to be, and being exposed to as many possibilities in life. The author’s excellent writing has a prose that is deeply satisfying in this short story. Emma marries her professor at the age of thirty. The only trouble is that her professor husband dies with secrets left for her to discover. When a vagrant woman arrives on her property Emma’s life takes on another direction ...more
Marie
May 08, 2011 rated it liked it
I really, really enjoyed this short story almost the whole way through - I liked the characters, the style of writing, and there was more than enough mystery & intrigue going on to keep me turning the pages long after I should really have gone to sleep. But I just didn't get the ending! So frustrating...I had hoped for all the plot strands to come together and for everything to be cleanly resolved but I ended up not understanding what was going on. I didn't understand who Franklin really was ...more
Natalie
Jun 29, 2011 rated it it was ok
Ok, good things, great writing, good characterisation, and interesting story

Bad things, I have no idea what it was about, and was left completely baffled by the ending!!

I feel really dissatisfied on completing it, like I missed something somewhere along the lines!
Fiona
Jul 04, 2011 rated it liked it
I actually really liked this book up until the last few pages....did I fall asleep and miss something...what just happened???
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Dec 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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