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Harry's Trees
Harry's Trees: A Novel | Jon Cohen
When you climb a tree, the first thing you do is to hold on tight Thirty-four-year-old Harry Crane works as an analyst for the US Forest Service. When his wife dies suddenly, he is unable to cope. Leaving his job and his old life behind, Harry makes his way to the remote woods of northeastern Pennsylvanias Endless Mountains, determined to lose himself. But fate intervenes in the form of a fiercely determined young girl named Oriana. She and her mother, Amanda, are struggling to pick up the pieces from their own tragedyAmanda stoically holding it together while Oriana roams the forest searching for answers. And in Orianas magical, willful mind, she believes that Harry is the key to righting her world. Now its time for Harry to let go After taking up residence in the woods behind Amandas house, Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana in a ludicrous scheme to escape his tragic past. In so doing, the unlikeliest of elementsa wolf, a stash of gold coins, a fairy tale called The Grums Ledger and a wise old librarian named Olivecome together to create a golden adventure that will fulfill Orianas wildest dreams and open Harrys heart to a whole new life. Harrys Trees is an uplifting story about the redeeming power of friendship and love and the magic to be found in lifes most surprising adventures.
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Chelsea.Poole
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Read for book club and discussed yesterday. I was wishy washy on this, though it‘s incredibly readable and charming at times. After the book club discussion I came away with a deeper appreciation of this title and what the author attempted to do through this adult fairy tale. Humans assign meaning to the world which is mostly just out there doing it‘s own thing. Love and grief change how we humans see our world.

marleed Oh this is one of 28 nominations for 2023 reading with my IRL bookclub. We find out the 11 winners next month. 2mo
Chelsea.Poole @marleed I would have never enjoyed this on my own, but reading it and discussing it with others really enhanced my experience. It brought out many good topics for our group, maybe it will for yours too if it‘s chosen! 2mo
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Chelsea.Poole
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My oh my how I love a Friday evening 💕 📖
Especially this early fall weather! 🍃🌾

BarbaraBB That looks so inviting 🤍🥰 2mo
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SW-T
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Surprisingly charming. Harry is mired in grief and guilt. But he becomes an inspiration for a town, a woman, and a little girl who all deeply need to believe in dreams again. Along the way, Harry himself starts living and believing in them too. Hopeful and sweet, this one sneaks up on you. It‘s about love, loss, freedom, redemption, libraries, librarians, a treehouse, trees, and the power of a book.

#fiction

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Karisimo
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Harry‘s Trees is a lot like A Man Called Ove, but better imho! Read it and let me know if you agree! #letterh

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 4mo
Droggjr I just read it last week. I loved it! Top 10 for me 4mo
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Once upon a time, deep in the Endless Mountains, a completely enchanting and beautiful adult fairytale was brought to life. You‘ll find a wise and witchy librarian, a noble grum, a perceptive young heroine, a faithful knight, a complicated Wolf, a wingèd creature, and sacks of gold. This is the special kind of book that touches your soul and leaves you in awe of the actual magic of stories, adventure, redemption, and love. I adored it!

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Brooke_H
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Tuesday morning read

BookBabe Sounds interesting! And it‘s set where I live! 😃 10mo
Brooke_H @BookBabe It‘s really great! I love some good magical realism. 10mo
ICantImReading I just finished this - it‘s SO GOOD!! 10mo
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LeslieO
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If one can have a favorite tree book this is mine. 💚 #Trees #CuriousCovers

Eggs Great cover 🍃🍂🍁 1y
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Kleblanc
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Of all the glorious enchantments of this world- spring, snow, laughter, red roses, dogs, books- love is by far the best.”

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Kleblanc
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“What else is a library, but a temple of truth? What other function do books have, the great ones, but to change the reader? Books to comfort. But most of all, books to disturb you forward.”

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Kleblanc
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Getting in some reading on a day off 📚

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Lesanne
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This book is part fairy tale, part realistic look at grief, love, and human connection. I liked that readers are never quite sure if the story was portraying true magical elements or if we (and the characters) are simply projecting our own desires onto the events. I love the relationship between Harry and Oriana. Olive the librarian is my favorite character. ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️1/2 for some oddly cringe-worthy passages here and there.

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Lesanne
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“What else is a library, but a temple of truth? What other function do books have, the great ones, but to change the reader? Books to comfort. But most of all, books to disturb you forward.”

BayouGirl85 What a beautiful quote. I may have to add this one to my TBR. LOL 2y
Lesanne @BayouGirl85 It has a lot of beautiful quotes so far, along with some head scratchers! 2y
mdm139 Your room is lovely 2y
Lesanne @mdm139 Thank you! It‘s the sunroom, my favorite room in the house. 🌞 2y
BekaReid great quote! 2y
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Lesanne
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Since I don‘t have enough books going at once, I‘m starting this for my local book club. We‘re supposed to meet in person on June 27th, we‘ll see if COVID-19 lets that happen!

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MelissaSue81
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This book is actually pretty good. But what the HECK is this?

mcipher So erotic. Clearly she had udders?!? 😆 3y
MelissaSue81 @mcipher - omg. I kept reading and it got weirder “you better learn the difference between a woman and a goddamn cow. What‘s wrong inside your head? Your mother didn‘t breastfeed you or what?” 3y
mcipher OMG!! 😆😆 3y
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LiteraryinLawrence Weeeeeeeeird. 3y
Jas16 What on earth? 3y
Clare-Dragonfly I don‘t know about cows, but the appearance and size of humans breasts have nothing to do with milk production ability! 3y
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GinaKButler
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Coronavirus Lockdown Book 2. I started this today and already love it SO much! I‘ve heard @annebogel talk about it on her podcast and I‘m kicking myself for not picking it up sooner!

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abookishbutterfly
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Small book haul! I‘m done trying rationalize things. You wouldn‘t believe me anyway. I‘m pretty sure I‘ve gotten more books this month than the number of days we‘ve actually had in the month and I accept that I am a lost cause.

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HeidiMcCahan.author
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A wonderful book + my favorite candle = happiness.

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monalyisha
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My final project is due this weekend & I FINALLY got to unsuspend all of my holds! I‘m so close to having time to read again!

Cue unintelligible squealing!
AAAAIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!

wanderinglynn Yay!!! 🙌🏻📚📚📚 3y
monalyisha I should note that I'm also waiting for Maggie Stiefvater's latest but that almost certainly won't be ready for me by the time the weekend's through. SOON, though! 3y
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Meglet
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There‘s a crumbling rarely used library in this book. Near the end, one of the characters asks the (lone, now volunteer) librarian why she stopped storytime. She said it was because she lost her assistant and there were too many other things to do. It made me think of our local library. A few years back, they installed electronic checkout stations. Now my kids can walk in, check in their old books, collect and check out an armful of new books, ⬇️

Meglet ...and walk out without ever interacting with a librarian. It‘s not that there aren‘t friendly librarians willing to respond to a query, but still...it makes me sad. 3y
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Meglet
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You want a love story to books? This is it. Or more accurately, a love story to stories. And libraries. And most of all, to hope. It makes me sad that it only ranks 53%. This story is beautiful. It‘s not sentimentally written. It has a happy ending. What‘s wrong with happy endings, people? After an awful lot of so-so books, I finally found one that made me happy.

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LeslieO
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I only managed to read 1 1/2 books at the beach! Poor showing. Too much wave and people watching. #beachreading

webhau1 I loved that book! Hopefully you can finish it later. 3y
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GirlMeetsBook
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I‘ve been quite into this audio recently. Have you read or listened to it?

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Addison_Reads
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Mehso-so

Two grieving adults, one little girl who believes in fairy-tales, and a magical forest are the heart of this story. However, their story was predictable and played out like a cheesy Lifetime movie.

I did enjoy the local librarian. She was the bright spot of this book for me. And the descriptions of the trees were beautiful.

It wasn't bad, just not for me.

Crazeedi Mailed your package yesterday, media mail! 4y
Addison_Reads @Crazeedi yay! Book mail 😁 4y
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Addison_Reads
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It was just me tonight for dinner, so I started this book that was suggested by a member of my bookclub at my local library. It's going to be a tear-jerker I think. So many sad moments already.

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BibliophileLibrarian
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Wonderfully told adult fairy tale.

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LeslieO
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rmaclean4
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Bailedbailed

My first DNF of 2019. 130 pages in and I am bailing. I did not find the characters compelling enough to wade through the cliches. The female characters were written through a very male lens. This book was not for me.

Crinoline_Laphroaig I'm doing more Bailing this year. I'm up to 3. So many things I want to read. 4y
rmaclean4 @Crinoline_Laphroaig agreed! Too many books to stay with one that is not a good fit. 4y
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EmilyM
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Mehso-so

I really am not a book snob. I'm not. BUT. I don't like books that are predictable or too light. This one started out promising but at about the halfway mark, the characters just were not developed enough and the plot became too predictable. And it had a happy ending. I don't really like books where everything works out perfectly in the end for EVERYONE. I wouldn't say this was a BAD book...I'd recommend it as a palette cleanser. ⭐⭐⭐.5/5

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a.bookish.byrd
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Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Jenken1998
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For Valentine's Day the hubs gave me his cold #sharingiscaring so im spending the day doing nothing but resting, reading and blowing my nose. 😷🤧😴 this cover is so pretty tho.

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SoniaC
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Such a beautiful book. It deals with grief so eloquently. Characters that I just loved and a few I absolutely loved to hate. I highly recommend it!

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SoniaC
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Grabbed lunch at Curry Up Now and enjoyed this incredibly beautiful book.

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webhau1
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I really enjoyed this book. I feel like it is one that you need to allow yourself to take time with experience all of the imagery. I highly recommend it... go meet these characters, you won‘t regret it. I loved many of them, but I believe Olive, the librarian, was my favorite.

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Dolly
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Mehso-so

A little sappy 😉not a bad book but maybe better for a younger crowd or someone young at heart

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BekahPat
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January reading at it finest. This months selections did not disappoint. #januaryreads #january19

Tamra I‘m anxious to read Henry‘s Trees & Unsheltered. (edited) 4y
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Lmstraubie
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Loved the magical realism and fairytale tie in and of course the library.

JulAnna I loved this one as well! It felt very magical! 4y
Lmstraubie @JulAnna Yes, but real at the same time. I like how everything tied together and how the characters represented different fairytale characters. 4y
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BekahPat
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I expected to enjoy this title. It came highly recommended, it had a fantastic cover, and it was about trees. I had no idea I was about to read my favorite book of all time. This book came into my life in a magical way. It sparked an evening catching up with a dear friend. And the magic did not end there. A pure delight from beginning to end. #mmdbookclub

CouronneDhiver Yay! That‘s the best 🥰 4y
Tamra Anxious to read! 4y
Branwen Yes! This was one of my favorite books I read last year! 4y
Texreader How can I not stack this one after that review??? 4y
BekahPat @Texreader I hope you and your Mom read it soon. Maybe we will get a post-it #momreviews on it. I love seeing those in the Litsy feed. (edited) 4y
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BekahPat
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She learned it from her momma! #bostonsoflitsy #bostonterrier #everleeanne

CouronneDhiver Awww - looks like my nephew-doggie. Very cute! 🖤 4y
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Lmstraubie
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Up next for my audio #LitsyAtoZ

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jenniferajanes
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I loved this book! It‘s the January book for #modernmrsdarcybookclub, and also a book for both reading challenges I‘m doing this year:

#mmdchallenge - “a book you‘ve been meaning to read”

#Booked2019 - 6. New to You Author

Cinfhen Great!! That‘s what we call a #DoubleDip 🍦🍦 4y
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen I did it! 🍦🍦 4y
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jenniferajanes
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This quote made me laugh out loud. I know people who have this gift! 😂 I made it to 62% today, and I‘m proud of that! It was a crazy busy day!

SW-T 😂😂😂 4y
Crazeedi I have a sister who is similar!😉 4y
BookwormM Our work receptionist is the same 🤣🤣🤣 4y
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Pam.Kokomo
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Maybe a little too “on the nose,” but it was magical!

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jenniferajanes
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Trying to make myself focus to read the tagged book (I‘m at 31%), but I‘m thinking about this quote on the wall of the exam room instead.

Side note: It feels like Monday again. 😏

Crazeedi ❤ this saying 4y
jenniferajanes @Crazeedi Me too. 🥰 4y
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jenniferajanes
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I‘m starting this one now! It‘s the January book club pick for the #modernmrsdarcybookclub, and it will be my “book you‘ve been meaning to read” for the #mmdchallenge.

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RosieBoo65
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For the first time in a long time I read a book I couldn‘t put down. This book! How to describe it? No book compares. It‘s a story of loss, deliverance, and how lives intertwine amidst it all. Cohen‘s writing is exquisite! His transitions throughout the story were amazing. Part fairytale part magical realism all shrouded by a feeling of grief and loss experienced by most all of the characters. And what character development!

jenniferajanes This makes me so excited! I‘m starting this book next for the #modernmrsdarcybookclub 4y
RosieBoo65 That‘s what I was reading it for!! You‘re going to love it! 4y
jenniferajanes @RosieBoo65 Awesome! I‘m starting it now! 4y
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JulAnna
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I thought this was charming! A little magical and very heartwarming 😊 Good read for the early holiday season!

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suvata
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A sentence from the middle of the book really describes what this book is about:
“He was simply a man trying to heal the heart of a little girl by making her fairy tale come true.”
Very emotional and touching.

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Librarylady
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It‘s so cold and windy today that I‘m sitting in my car reading during the second half of my daughter‘s soccer game. I‘ve heard the Modern Mrs Darcy recommend this book a few times, so I‘m hoping I enjoy it.

heidisreads Stay warm!! It‘s windy here, too. I‘m hoping the wind blows all my fallen leaves into someone else‘s yard 😂 4y
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rdkate
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Loved this book about a man who is devastated after the untimely death of his wife and the relationship he develops with a 9-year old girl and her mom, that helps save them all. Great characters and writing. Pic from today four wheeling above Silverton, CO today, amazing, slightly terrifying... but trees ( so relates to the book😀)

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Kmmsellers
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I got a cute little cart as an early birthday gift. I‘m still trying to decide how and in which room I want to use it, but my library books and a few TBR books have already found their new home. ❤️