About The Forgetting Tree
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (September 4, 2012)
From The New York Times bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters, a novel of a California ranching family, its complicated matriarch and an enigmatic caretaker who may destroy them.
When Claire Nagy marries Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominent California citrus ranchers, she knows she’s consenting to a life of hard work, long days, and worry-fraught nights. But her love for Forster is so strong, she turns away from her literary education and embraces the life of the ranch, succumbing to its intoxicating rhythms and bounty until her love of the land becomes a part of her. Not even the tragic, senseless death of her son Joshua at kidnappers’ hands, her alienation from her two daughters, or the dissolution of her once-devoted marriage can pull her from the ranch she’s devoted her life to preserving.
But despite having survived the most terrible of tragedies, Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: An illness that threatens not only to rip her from her land but take her very life. And she’s chosen a caregiver, the enigmatic Caribbean-born Minna, who may just be the darkest force of all.
Haunting, tough, triumphant, and profound, The Forgetting Tree explores the intimate ties we have to one another, the deepest fears we keep to ourselves, and the calling of the land that ties every one of us together.
“This novel has it all–mystery, psychological insight, emotional truth, and–most important–characters whose lives matter. You’ll fall in love with these families. Soli writes with such passion it is inescapable, lyrical, and profoundly moving. The Forgetting Tree goes on my top ten list.” -Jonis Agee, author of The River Wife
“Tatjana Soli’s elegant and sensuous prose will keep you spellbound. THE FORGETTING TREE is an earthy book, full of beautiful surprises.” -Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette
“Like her protagonist Claire who literally tastes the earth to predict the season’s crops, Tatjana Soli delves deep into the soil of two magnetic and powerful female psyches to produce a novel that is lush, evocative, and hypnotic. An incredible book, richly imagined and beautifully written.” -Nancy Zafris, series editor, The Flannery O’Connor award for short fiction
TATJANA SOLI lives with her husband in Southern California. Her New York Times bestselling debut novel, The Lotus Eaters, won the 2011 James Tait Black Prize, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and a New York Times Notable Book. Her stories have appeared inBoulevard, The Sun, StoryQuarterly, Confrontation, Gulf Coast, Other Voices, Third Coast, Sonora Review and North Dakota Quarterly. Her work has been twice listed in the 100 Distinguished Stories in Best American Short Stories.
Learn more about Tatjana and her work at TatjanaSoli.com.
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Wednesday, September 5th: Bookish Habits
Thursday, September 6th: Broken Teepee
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Thursday, September 13th: Musings of a Bookish Kitty
Tuesday, September 18th: West Metro Mommy
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Monday, September 24th: BookNAround
Tuesday, September 25th: Silver and Grace
Wednesday, September 26th: Chaos is a Friend of Mine
Thursday, September 27th: The 3 R’s Blog
Thursday, October 4th: In the Next Room
Thursday, October 4th: Luxury Reading