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Widow and the Tree based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
this book was very good .if you like "WHERE THE RED FURN GROWS"and other stories in that nature ,you will love this book.When i started reading it i couldn,t put it down, the way the author writes keeps you involved and interested.
Brewer has captured once again the feeling, setting, and characters of the Deep South. An abused boy who left to go to war and returned to leave near where he grew up. A young widow who had found her soul mate, lived in this same area, helped her husband with goats and cheesemaking. He died leaving her there. A game warden who wants part of the property - the part that has the 500 year old live oak tree which has many stories connected to it through the lives of the inhabitants of the area. The widow owns the property and must go out to clean up after those who come after dark to cause mischief under the tree. This same tree brings shelter and comfort to the Veteran who lives nearby. The game warden wants to turn the tree into a tourist attraction. But the widow will not allow this to happen and she and the Veteran team up for a common goal. This would be good for a book club to question and discuss motivations on the part of all the characters and to discuss the importance of this very large, very old oak to the people and to the area.