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The Red Tree by Caitlin R. Kiernan
Cover Artist: Gene Mollica
Review by Carolyn Frank
Roc Trade Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780451462763
Date: 04 August 2009 List Price $16.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

A massive, centuries-old red oak tree located in an abandoned farm in rural northwestern Rhode Island is The Red Tree. Its presence looms in this story within a story, a deeply-disturbing journal of a depressed writer's journey into death. As the reader is advised in the "Editor's Preface", Sarah Crowe has sent her type-written journal of her last months spent at this farm to her editor, who after limited investigation and editing, is publishing it as a book.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Sarah Crowe left Atlanta, and the remnants of a tumultuous relationship, to live alone in an old house in rural Rhode Island. Within its walls she discovers an unfinished manuscript written by the house's former tenant—a parapsychologist obsessed with the ancient oak growing on a desolate corner of the property. And as the gnarled tree takes root in her imagination, Sarah risks her health and her sanity to unearth a revelation planted centuries ago…

(Source: Roc)

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