Title: The Tree-Sitter
Publisher: W. W. Norton, New York
Publication Date: 2006
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
First printing, full number line. Inscribed, signed, and dated by the author on the title page: "For Mary Ann, / with best wishes / Suzanne / 2.14.06." Book is quarter-bound in purple paper-covered boards with a black paper, gold-lettered spine. The book is tight, square, and unmarked; one corner bumped; spine ends unbumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $23.95). Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 002600
Synopsis: A passionate and tensely pitched tale of first love and idealism set in the Oregon forests.
Julie Prince is a college student at the top of her class and seems destined for conventional success. But then she falls in love with Neil, a radical graduate student. At his urging she abandons her privileged East Coast life to tree-sit in the forests of Oregon. Julie at first regards the journey as a romantic field trip; soon, though, she finds herself increasingly moved by the lush magnificence of the endangered forest, and, like Neil, invested in its protection. As Neil veers toward militant acts of sabotage, Julie is forced to reassess her loyalties and beliefs: How much damage is done by doing nothing? When is it wrong to do good too zealously? How can she choose between the person she loves and her own sense of righteousness? Exploring this edge, The Tree-Sitter is a riveting and beautifully executed novel about the price of love and idealism.
About the Author: Suzanne Matson is the author of The Hunger Moon and A Trick of Nature. She teaches at Boston College and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
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