In This Quirky First Novel, The U.S Forestry Department Mistakenly Delivers 1,000 Spruce Tree Seedlings To Former Attorney Horace, Who Decides To Plant The Tiny Trees In The Wild Horace S Wife Begins To Think He S Gone Mad Into The Mix Come An Ex Convict, Who Helps Horace Plant The Trees, And His Girlfriend Four Souls Adrift Finally Come Together On A Maine Island, Where They Discover Unexpected Joy In Each Other S Company And Ultimately Come Together As A Family. Author s first book Well written Pleasant read I wanted to read other works by Eleanor Morese after reading White Dog Fell from the Sky. Sweet story, perhaps too simplistic I enjoyed the older characters and felt like I knew them I also enjoyed the sense of place Maine woods and especially Vinalhaven Island. Friend at the Ellsworth City Library suggested this book and I enjoyed it, as did Andy One must suspend disbelief a bit, but it s a nice world Morse creates, one in which people s instincts are unpredictable but, on the whole, good Its humor is understated but real the main character trying to plant 10,000 little trees in the Maine woods black flies, bears, fire ensue, as well as an unusual friendship Great depiction of a long time marriage, too Not great literatu
Maine author tells tale of a 64 year man who plants trees from the Maine Forest Service that were delivered to his house by mistake, and his artist wife They meet a young couple and everyone learns a new role for their lives. Wonderful characters Beautiful story. It starts out light and breezy, but then the story moves into a prison, becomes decidedly not light and breezy, and I had to stop reading. An unexpected delightful book A quirky Maine novel with great characters and story development.
- 328 pages
- An Unexpected Forest
- Eleanor Morse
- 09 April 2017 Eleanor Morse