The Rowan Tree

The Rowan Tree

by Robert W. Fuller

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Rowan Ellway is a young college president; Easter Blue, an impassioned student leader. Upon graduation, she takes a fellowship to Africa, and they lose touch. When, decades later, they meet again, they discover that their prior bond was but a rehearsal for the world stage.

THE ROWAN TREE reaches from the tumultuous 1960s into humanity’s future, encompassing the worlds of politics, sport, ballet, presidential leadership, and world governance. An international cast of characters personifies the catalytic role of love in political change.

Replete with illicit loves, quixotic quests, and inextinguishable hope, THE ROWAN TREE foretells a dignitarian world much as the story of King Arthur and the round table sowed the seeds of democracy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044246652
Publisher: Robert W. Fuller
Publication date: 01/12/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 25,845
File size: 662 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Robert W. Fuller earned his Ph.D. in physics at Princeton University and taught at Columbia, where he co-authored Mathematics of Classical and Quantum Physics. After serving as president of Oberlin College, he became a “citizen diplomat,” working toward improving international relations during the Cold War. During the 1990s, he served as board chair of the non-profit global corporation Internews and promoted democracy via free and independent media. When the Cold War ended with the collapse of the USSR, Fuller reflected on his career and realized that he had been, at different times in his life, a somebody and a nobody. His periodic sojourns into “Nobodyland” led him to identify rankism—abuse of the power inherent in rank—and ultimately to write Somebodies and Nobodies: Overcoming the Abuse of Rank. Three years later, he published a sequel that focuses on building a “dignitarian society” titled All Rise: Somebodies, Nobodies, and the Politics of Dignity. With co-author Pamela Gerloff, he has also published Dignity for All: How to Create a World Without Rankism. His most recent books are Religion and Science: A Beautiful Friendship?, From Genome to Wenome: The Key to Universal Dignity, and The Rowan Tree: A Novel.

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The Rowan Tree 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The most appropriate word to describe this novel is "shallow" It is a feeble attempt to communicate the author's worldview While his politics may be admirable, the author is a scientist and would be well-advised to stick with his day job
Carolcancomment24u 4 months ago
Free ? You should pay people to take it. Pathetic attempt at writing.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I kept plodding along hoping it would get better. At the 3/4 mark, I finally just gave up and read the end. Glad I saved myself that last bit of time, but sorry I wasted the time I'd already spent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
'The Rowen Tree' kept me intrigued, mesmerized, and interested from the first page to the last. I choose not to disclose any of the plot twists but, rather, to encourage others to read it with an open mind and imagination.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept you coming back for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very unusual novel. I plan to read more about Robert Fuller’s thoughts concerning dignity
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I expected a love story, instead got a wonderful view into interpersonal relations carried to the end. I am not a politically inclined person, yet this book opened my eyes and mind to thinking a different way to achieve a new way of living for all mankind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The ideas presented through fictional characters made me reassess my own views. These thoughts will stay with me, which is the ultimate rewarding statement to this author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read like a romance novel (ick), finally had to quit reading this preposterous and non-engaging book. Not a piece of literature.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not awful, but not great; sometimes interesting but always heavy handed on the political hopes of the author.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A difficult book to start but well worth the effort. The main characters are well developed, especially Rowen and Easter. The heros are easy to love but the villians aren't always quite so clear. I loved this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish I had known the As It Happens chapfers were just going to repeat the entire book up to then I wouldnt have wasted my time struggling through this book. Incest storyline was totally gross and makes you despise Marisol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow couldnt even finish this author has potential but after the first half of the book it got so bad.Boring self serving political crap .Please make us care about the main characters without it whats the point?
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