Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot of speculation about why the state employee took to the tree. Some think she is making a political statement about the destruction of forests for urban development. Others believe her recent divorce has driven her to a nervous breakdown.
But the truth is she’s living in a tree because she needs a new perspective. She needs a wider view of a life that had somehow become tedious and small. From her perch high above, Katie deals with the deputy who keeps being sent to try and talk her down, a brutal spring storm, well-meaning environmentalists, odd and interesting townspeople, a pair of protective horned owls, a mysterious reporter, and even some dangerous "boys" sent by a local developer whose plans demand removal of her tree.
There is plenty for Katie to take in while living in a tree. The View From Here is her story. Author Lynne Hinton’s elegant, effortless prose shows us as if we were on the landing beside Katie what Katie is seeing and learning about birds, sky, wind, her neighbors and other people. But she and us with her, her reader is changed primarily by what she discovers about herself, about grief and forgiveness, and about the true love that has been in front of her for most of her life. No reader will be unmoved by the imaginative conceit of this novel or its wise, lyrical, and empathetic telling crafted by a master writer.
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About the Author
Lynne Hinton was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Wake Forest University and is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro. She also attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking, and earned a Master of Divinity degree from Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California, where she served on the board of trustees and has been honored as a Distinguished Alumni. She is an ordained United Church of Christ minister.
Lynne is the author of twenty books, including the New York Times bestseller, Friendship Cake, and Pie Town, which in 2011 was honored both as the New Mexico Book of the Year in the Fiction/adventure, drama category and as the Fiction Book of the Year by the National Federation of Press Women. She has penned two mystery series and one collection of essays. She is a regular guest columnist in the Faith and Values Section of the Charlotte Observer and was the 2008 Lucy B. Patterson Author of the Year of North Carolina’s General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Under the name Lynne Branard, she has published two other novels, The Art of Arranging Flowers and Traveling Light.
Lynne and her husband Bob Branard divide their time between North Carolina and New Mexico. Read more about her at www.lynnehinton.com or on Facebook at Lynne Hinton’s Books.