The Boys in the Trees Book
Score: 3
From 13 Ratings

The Boys in the Trees


  • Author : Mary Swan
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345808042

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The Boys in the Trees Excerpt :

A tragic event sends a small town reeling in Mary Swan's brilliant, Scotiabank Giller-nominated The Boys in the Trees, a haunting exploration of one family's desperation. For the first time in Vintage Canada. William, his wife and 2 daughters, new immigrants to a small town in southern Ontario, are the picture of a devoted family. But when he is accused of embezzlement, William commits an unthinkable crime, and those who believed him to be an affectionate, attentive father are brought up short. Mary Swan examines the intricate and unexpected connections between the people in this close-knit community that continue to echo into the future. In her nuanced, evocative descriptions, a locket contains immeasurable sorrow, trees provide refuge for lost souls and grief clicks into place when a man cocks the cold-steel hammer of a revolver. A supreme literary achievement, The Boys in the Trees offers a chilling story that swells with acutely observed emotion and humanity.

Boys in the Trees Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Boys in the Trees


  • Author : Carly Simon
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-24
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250095909

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Boys in the Trees Excerpt :

Carly Simon's New York Times bestselling memoir, Boys in the Trees, reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain." She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.

The Giving Tree Book
Score: 4
From 4,817 Ratings

The Giving Tree


  • Author : Shel Silverstein
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2014-02-18
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061965104

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The Giving Tree Excerpt :

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a classic that will now reach an even wider audience. "Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. This moving parable for all ages offers a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave. This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss the other Shel Silverstein ebooks, Where the Sidewalk Ends and A Light in the Attic!

The People in the Trees Book
Score: 4
From 36 Ratings

The People in the Trees


  • Author : Hanya Yanagihara
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2013-08-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385536783

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The People in the Trees Excerpt :

Readers of exciting, challenging and visionary literary fiction—including admirers of Norman Rush's Mating, Ann Patchett's State of Wonder, Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible, and Peter Matthiessen's At Play in the Fields of the Lord—will be drawn to this astonishingly gripping and accomplished first novel. A decade in the writing, this is an anthropological adventure story that combines the visceral allure of a thriller with a profound and tragic vision of what happens when cultures collide. It is a book that instantly catapults Hanya Yanagihara into the company of young novelists who really, really matter. In 1950, a young doctor called Norton Perina signs on with the anthropologist Paul Tallent for an expedition to the remote Micronesian island of Ivu'ivu in search of a rumored lost tribe. They succeed, finding not only that tribe but also a group of forest dwellers they dub "The Dreamers," who turn out to be fantastically long-lived but progressively more senile. Perina suspects the source of their longevity is a hard-to-find turtle; unable to resist the possibility of eternal life, he kills one and smuggles some meat back to the States. He scientifically proves his thesis, earning worldwide fame and the Nobel Prize, but he soon discovers that its miraculous property comes at a terrible price. As things quickly spiral out of his control, his own demons take hold, with devastating personal consequences.

Across the River and Into the Trees Book
Score: 3
From 15 Ratings

Across the River and Into the Trees


  • Author : Ernest Hemingway
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2002-07-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743237116

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Across the River and Into the Trees Excerpt :

In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway made his first extended visit to Italy in thirty years. His reacquaintance with Venice, a city he loved, provided the inspiration for Across the River and into the Trees, the story of Richard Cantwell, a war-ravaged American colonel stationed in Italy at the close of the Second World War, and his love for a young Italian countess. A poignant, bittersweet homage to love that overpowers reason, to the resilience of the human spirit, and to the worldweary beauty and majesty of Venice, Across the River and into the Trees stands as Hemingway's statement of defiance in response to the great dehumanizing atrocities of the Second World War. Hemingway's last full-length novel published in his lifetime, it moved John O'Hara in The New York Times Book Review to call him "the most important author since Shakespeare."

Lord of the Flies Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,867 Ratings

Lord of the Flies


  • Author : William Golding
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9780571267385

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Lord of the Flies Excerpt :

This dystopian classic is 'exciting, relevant and thought-provoking' (Stephen King). When a group of schoolboys are stranded on a desert island, what could go wrong? ONE OF THE BBC'S '100 NOVELS THAT SHAPED OUR WORLD' 'One of my favorite books - I read it every couple of years.' Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games What are we? Humans? Or animals? Or savages? What's grown-ups going to think? Going off-hunting pigs-letting fires out-and now! A plane crashes on a desert island. The only survivors are a group of schoolboys. By day, they explore the dazzling beaches, gorging fruit, seeking shelter, and ripping off their uniforms to swim in the lagoon. At night, in the darkness of the jungle, they are haunted by nightmares of a primitive beast. Orphaned by society, they must forge their own; but it isn't long before their innocent games devolve into a murderous hunt ... 'Thrills me with all the power a fiction can have ... Exemplary.' Ian McEwan 'An existential fable backlit with death's incandescent glare.' Ben Okri 'Violently real ... An apocalyptic novelist [who writes with] humanist rage and defiance.' Marlon James 'Beautiful and desperate, something quite out of the ordinary.' Stevie Smith 'Beautifully written, tragic and provocative.' E. M. Forster 'A fragment of nightmare.' New Statesman 'A post-apocalyptic, dystopian survivor-fantasy ... [A novel] for all time ... A cult classic.' Guardian 'Stands out mightily in my memory ... Such a strong statement about the human heart.' Patricia Cornwell 'Terrifying and haunting.' Kingsley Amis What readers are saying: 'Every real human being should read this ... This is what we are.' 'It's brilliant, it's captivating, it's thought provoking and brutal and for some, its truly terrifying.' 'It can be read and re-read many times, and every time something new will appear.' 'There is a reason why this is studied at school ... Excellent read.' 'This is one of the few books I've read that I keep on my Kindle to read again.'

The Halloween Tree Book
Score: 3.5
From 39 Ratings

The Halloween Tree


  • Author : Ray Bradbury
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2015-08-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553512724

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The Halloween Tree Excerpt :

Make storytime a little spookier this fall with fantasy master Ray Bradbury as he takes readers on a riveting trip though space and time to discover the true origins of Halloween. Join the shadowy Carapace Clavicle Moundshroud as he takes eight trick-or-treaters on an unforgettable journey to find their missing friend, Pip. Travel through space and time, from the tombs of ancient Egypt to the gargoyles of Notre-Dame Cathedral, all the way to the cemeteries of Mexico on el Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. Is Pip still alive? And if so, can his friends save him from a ghastly fate before it’s too late? "If you want to know what Halloween is, or if you simply want an eerie adventure, take this mystery history trip. You couldn't ask for better than master fantasizer Ray Bradbury." --The Boston Globe

Summary of Carly Simon s Boys in the Trees Book

Summary of Carly Simon s Boys in the Trees


  • Author : Everest Media,
  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Release Date : 2022-06-21T22:59:00Z
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9798822536333

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Summary of Carly Simon s Boys in the Trees Excerpt :

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The day I was born, I was tested to see if I was right about being special. I was not only barefoot but also had not changed out of my nightgown. The woman who came to take me home was so tall and regal that we all thought she was auditioning for the job. #2 I was the youngest of the four siblings, and I was very shy. When I was introduced to Helen Gaspard, I tapped into a new, unfamiliar part of my personality: I wanted to be noticed. #3 My parents’ house at 133 West Eleventh Street in Greenwich Village was my first home. It was an eclectic mix of Victoriana and Wormser-family stuff. The residents moved up and down from floor to floor thanks to Jimmy, the elevator man. #4 I had a lot of memories of my mother and her sister, Allie, who was my nanny and cook. I would steal jewelry from my mother’s jewelry box and give it to Allie, who had many fewer bracelets and necklaces than my mother did.

A House Among the Trees Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

A House Among the Trees


  • Author : Julia Glass
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101873595

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A House Among the Trees Excerpt :

From the National Book Award–winning author of Three Junes, a richly imagined novel that begins just after the sudden death of world-renowned children’s book author Mort Lear, who leaves behind a wholly unexpected will, an idyllic country house, and difficult secrets about a childhood far darker than those of the beloved characters he created for young readers of all ages. Left to grapple with the consequences of his final wishes are Tommy Daulair, his longtime live-in assistant; Merry Galarza, a museum curator betrayed by those wishes; and Nick Greene, a beguiling actor preparing to play Lear in a movie. When Nick pays a visit to Lear’s home, he and Tommy confront what it means to be entrusted with the great writer’s legacy and reputation. Tommy realizes that despite his generous bequest, the man to whom she devoted decades of her life has left her with grave doubts about her past as well as her future. Vivid and gripping, filled with insight and humor, A House Among the Trees is an unforgettable story about friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of fame, and the sacrifices made by those who serve the demands of a creative genius.

And the Trees Crept In Book
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

And the Trees Crept In


  • Author : Dawn Kurtagich
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316298698

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And the Trees Crept In Excerpt :

A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead House author Dawn Kurtagich When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too--the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that's appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer? Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, AND THE TREES CREPT IN is the perfect follow-up novel for master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.

The Island of Missing Trees Book
Score: 4.5
From 11 Ratings

The Island of Missing Trees


  • Author : Elif Shafak
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2021-11-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 369
  • ISBN 10 : 9781635578607

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The Island of Missing Trees Excerpt :

A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK Winner of the 2022 BookTube Silver Medal in Fiction * Shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction "A wise novel of love and grief, roots and branches, displacement and home, faith and belief. Balm for our bruised times." -David Mitchell, author of Utopia Avenue A rich, magical new novel on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker-shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he's searching for lost love. Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited--- her only connection to her family's troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world. A moving, beautifully written, and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history, and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak's best work yet.

111 Trees Book

111 Trees


  • Author : Rina Singh
  • Publisher : Kids Can Press Ltd
  • Release Date : 2020-10-06
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525301209

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111 Trees Excerpt :

A boy grows up to make positive change in his community. After suffering much heartache, Sundar decides change must come to his small Indian village. He believes girls should be valued as much as boys and that land should not be needlessly destroyed. Sundar’s plan? To celebrate the birth of every girl with the planting of 111 trees. Though many villagers resist at first, Sundar slowly gains their support, and today, over a quarter of a million trees grow in his village. A once barren, deforested landscape has become a fertile, prosperous one where girls can thrive. Sure to plant seeds of hope in children. Improving the world is within everyone’s reach.

The Boy Who Grew a Forest Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

The Boy Who Grew a Forest


  • Author : Sophia Gholz
  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781534138421

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The Boy Who Grew a Forest Excerpt :

As a boy, Jadav Payeng was distressed by the destruction deforestation and erosion was causing on his island home in India's Brahmaputra River. So he began planting trees. What began as a small thicket of bamboo, grew over the years into 1,300 acre forest filled with native plants and animals. The Boy Who Grew a Forest tells the inspiring true story of Payeng--and reminds us all of the difference a single person with a big idea can make.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Book
Score: 4.5
From 208 Ratings

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


  • Author : Betty Smith
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061803024

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A Tree Grows in Brooklyn Excerpt :

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick The beloved American classic about a young girl's coming-of-age at the turn of the twentieth century. From the moment she entered the world, Francie Nolan needed to be made of stern stuff, for the often harsh life of Williamsburg demanded fortitude, precocity, and strength of spirit. Often scorned by neighbors for her family’s erratic and eccentric behavior—such as her father Johnny’s taste for alcohol and Aunt Sissy’s habit of marrying serially without the formality of divorce—no one, least of all Francie, could say that the Nolans’ life lacked drama. By turns overwhelming, sublime, heartbreaking, and uplifting, the Nolans’ daily experiences are tenderly threaded with family connectedness and raw with honesty. Betty Smith has, in the pages of A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, captured the joys of humble Williamsburg life-from “junk day” on Saturdays, when the children of Francie’s neighborhood traded their weekly take for pennies, to the special excitement of holidays, bringing cause for celebration and revelry. Betty Smith has artfully caught this sense of exciting life in a novel of childhood, replete with incredibly rich moments of universal experiences—a truly remarkable achievement for any writer.

Tell it to the Trees Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Tell it to the Trees


  • Author : Anita Rau Badami
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: City and town life
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN 10 : 9780676978933

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Tell it to the Trees Excerpt :

Anu Krishnan, seeking refuge from city life, becomes a tenant of the seemingly happy, tightly-knit Dharma family in a small northern town in B.C. But the Dharma family holds secrets which begin to spill out, brought on by Anu's presence, and leading to tragic consequences.!