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Harry's Trees (Original)
Harry's Trees (Original) | 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 Pennsylvania's 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 tragedy--Amanda stoically holding it together while Oriana roams the forest searching for answers. And in Oriana's magical, willful mind, she believes that Harry is the key to righting her world.Now it's time for Harry to let go...After taking up residence in the woods behind Amanda's house, Harry reluctantly agrees to help Oriana in a ludicrous scheme to escape his tragic past. In so doing, the unlikeliest of elements--a wolf, a stash of gold coins, a fairy tale called The Grum's Ledger and a wise old librarian named Olive--come together to create a golden adventure that will fulfill Oriana's wildest dreams and open Harry's heart to a whole new life.Harry's Trees is an uplifting story about the redeeming power of friendship and love and the magic to be found in life's most surprising adventures.
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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. 4mo
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Meglet
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Pickpick

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. 4mo
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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! 7mo
Addison_Reads @Crazeedi yay! Book mail 😁 7mo
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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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Pickpick

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. 8mo
rmaclean4 @Crinoline_Laphroaig agreed! Too many books to stay with one that is not a good fit. 8mo
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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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Pickpick

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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Pickpick

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) 10mo
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Lmstraubie
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Pickpick

Loved the magical realism and fairytale tie in and of course the library.

JulAnna I loved this one as well! It felt very magical! 10mo
Lmstraubie @JulAnna Yes, but real at the same time. I like how everything tied together and how the characters represented different fairytale characters. 10mo
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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 🥰 10mo
Tamra Anxious to read! 10mo
Branwen Yes! This was one of my favorite books I read last year! 10mo
Texreader How can I not stack this one after that review??? 10mo
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) 10mo
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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! 🖤 10mo
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Lmstraubie
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Up next for my audio #LitsyAtoZ

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jenniferajanes
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Pickpick

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 🍦🍦 10mo
jenniferajanes @Cinfhen I did it! 🍦🍦 10mo
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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 😂😂😂 10mo
Crazeedi I have a sister who is similar!😉 10mo
BookwormM Our work receptionist is the same 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
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Pam.Kokomo
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Pickpick

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 10mo
jenniferajanes @Crazeedi Me too. 🥰 10mo
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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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Pickpick

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 11mo
RosieBoo65 That‘s what I was reading it for!! You‘re going to love it! 11mo
jenniferajanes @RosieBoo65 Awesome! I‘m starting it now! 10mo
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JulAnna
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Pickpick

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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Pickpick

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 😂 13mo
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rdkate
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Pickpick

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. ❤️

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Branwen
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Here is my haul from the 50% off sale at Barnes & Noble this past weekend! Harry's Trees was one of my favorite books of the year so I was super excited to get it for half off! 😀👍📚💕 #bookhaul

Texreader Awesome haul 1y
Branwen @Texreader Thanks! 😄 1y
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Ashley6
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A book that actually made me tear up a few times as he talked about how much he loved his wife. I heard about when it was a sponsor on #bookriot. No regrets. Amazing book. Finishing today.

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MarthaG
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Pickpick

I was in the mood for a feel-good read and this book delivered what I wanted.

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Lauren.Archer
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Wow...this book was amazing. I did not want to put it down. It was a story built on redemption, which I love. So happy I got to read this.

Laura317 This sounds sweet. Stacked. 1y
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Lauren.Archer
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Another recommendation from Modern Mrs. Darcy. This was not on her summer reading guide, but she did pick this as her favorite book of the summer.

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Branwen
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Without a doubt one of the absolute BEST books I have read so far this year! 😄📚💕

Samplergal I added it. Glad to hear good things about it. 1y
Branwen @Samplergal Hooray, I'm so glad to hear it! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! 😀 1y
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Branwen
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Apparently, Chaplin loves this book as much as I do! 😁😸💕 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten

rather_be_reading 😂😂 1y
CatLass007 😻😻😻😻😻 1y
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Branwen
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This book is pure MAGIC! 😍

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