Harry's Trees

Harry's Trees

Book - 2018
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"When you climb a tree, the first thing you do is to hold on tight...Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, he is unable to cope. Leaving his job and his old life behind, Harry makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvania's Endless Mountains, determined to lose himself. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She and her mother, Amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragedy--Amanda stoically holding it together while Oriana roams the forest searching for answers. And in Oriana's magical, willful mind, she believes that Harry is the key to righting her world. Now it's time for Harry to let go...After taking up residence in the woods behind Amanda's house, Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana in a ludicrous scheme to escape his tragic past. In so doing, the unlikeliest of elements--a wolf, a stash of gold coins, a fairy tale called The Grum's Ledger and a wise old librarian named Olive--come together to create a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana's wildest dreams and open Harry's heart to a whole new life. Harry's Trees is an uplifting story about the redeeming power of friendship and love and the magic to be found in life's most surprising adventures"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : MIRA, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780778364153
Branch Call Number: COHEN
Characteristics: 428 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Mar 10, 2019

I read the book because of the comments. I like fast paced books, so for me this was slow to start. But I love trees and forests and being outside and refused to give up on this book. Once things started going, it was a delightful, relaxing experience.
The trees are great, but the treehouse is DIVINE.

ArapahoeAlyson Dec 05, 2018

More people need to read this amazing story about how human connections can help us overcome loss. I loved the characters and the trees!

Nov 06, 2018

Couldn't get into it.

Oct 11, 2018

have a hankie handy

Oct 11, 2018

Fabulous book. So glad I picked this up from the "new books" shelf.
The characters are a delight and the plot unfolds with enough whimsy and magic to keep you engaged. An uplifting and rewarding book. The trees are stunning.

Oct 09, 2018

Amazing, brilliant, superb, a delight to read. This book is just fantastic. It is a love story with elements of comedy, drama, poetry, tragedy and fantasy. You will laugh and you will cry, you will fall in love with its characters as their lives unfold in a world filled with enchantment, where the real and unreal hold hands in such a subtle and delicate manner. Once you read this book, you will be one step closer to understanding that life is magic as is, with its good and bad, its joy and pain, its light and darkness. Like any fairy tale. The author has done an amazing job from the beginning till the very end, throwing details and clues along the way, and leaving nothing unsolved. It will all culminate in a tremendous ending where everything will fall in place and make perfect sense. "Harry's trees" is one of the best books I have ever read, its characters and story deeply imprinted in my memory and soul.

Jul 12, 2018

Things I loved:
The Audiobook version
Human connection overcoming loss
A feisty librarian character

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