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Subject: The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan
Date Posted: 8/11/2010 6:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2010
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I just finished The Red Tree by Caitlin Kiernan and really, really enjoyed it! It would make a great discussion/book club book choice, too.

Sarah has fled to a farmhouse for rent in Rhode Island to focus on writing a novel. She comes across an old manuscript and typewriter left by a former tenant who was apparently obsessed with the dark history of a giant red oak tree on the farmhouse's property. It's written in first person form, through a collaboration of her own journal entries. Sarah herself becomes obsessed with this manuscript and story and slowly she loses sense of reality and her own dreams (or not?). There are a few stories within this story and it's a complex little morsel I thought I'd make others aware of. :) It is a WL book, but it's a good one.

Date Posted: 8/12/2010 6:37 PM ET
Member Since: 9/8/2009
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Thanks or the tip!  Just put it on my (very long) wish list!

Subject: sorry to be dense
Date Posted: 8/16/2010 4:58 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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what is WL please? the book sounds interesting.

Subject: oh, ok, wish list
Date Posted: 8/16/2010 5:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/3/2010
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I love your avatar, rainfall.