The Forgetting Tree by Tatjana Soli audiobook

The Forgetting Tree

By Tatjana Soli
Read by Joyce Bean

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200075850

  • ISBN: 9798200075843

  • ISBN: 9798200075867

Runtime: 12.61 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

One of the New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books in 2012

When Claire Nagy marries Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominent California citrus ranchers, she knows she's consenting to a life of hard work, long days, and worry-fraught nights. But her love for Forster is so strong, she turns away from her literary education and embraces the life of the ranch, succumbing to its intoxicating rhythms and bounty until her love of the land becomes a part of her. Not even the tragic, senseless death of her son Joshua at kidnappers' hands, her alienation from her two daughters, or the dissolution of her once-devoted marriage can pull her from the ranch she's devoted her life to preserving. But despite having survived the most terrible of tragedies, Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: an illness that threatens not only to rip her from her land but take her very life. And she's chosen a caregiver, the inscrutable, Caribbean-born Minna, who may just be the darkest force of all. Haunting, tough, triumphant, and profound, The Forgetting Tree explores the intimate ties we have to one another, the deepest fears we keep to ourselves, and the calling of the land that ties every one of us together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Soli writes with such passion, it is inescapable, lyrical, and profoundly moving. The Forgetting Tree goes on my top-ten list. Jonis Agee, author of The River Wife
“Soli’s elegant and sensuous prose will keep you spellbound.” Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette?
“Beautiful and harrowing…[the] characters are unforgettable.” Richard Russo, New York Times bestselling author of That Old Magic Cape
“A haunting debut novel…quietly mesmerizing.” New York Times
“The story here is complex and expansive, and Soli’s prose is reminiscent of Eudora Welty’s. Like that writer, Soli’s sentences are tied to the land, and the effect is that, as much as this is a story about people, it is also a story about place and the imprint that each makes on the other.” Daily Beast
“A lush, haunting novel for readers who appreciate ambiguity, this work should establish Soli as a novelist with depth and broad scope.” Library Journal
“Soli has again created characters readers will love and care about. She does so with deceptively simple grace: Their yearnings breeze right into your life…The Forgetting Tree is a journey worth taking.” BookPage
“Soli writes with such passion, it is inescapable, lyrical, and profoundly moving. The Forgetting Tree goes on my top-ten list.” Jonis Agee, author of The River Wife

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Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Tatjana Soli

Author Bio: Tatjana Soli

Tatjana Soli is the bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters, The Forgetting Tree, and The Last Good Paradise. Her work has been awarded the James Tait Black Prize and been a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her books have also been twice listed as a New York Times Notable Book, and her work has twice been listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories. Born in Salzburg, Austria, she is a graduate of Stanford University.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 12.61
Audience: Adult
Language: English