The Language Of Trees: A Novel

Paperback | January 29, 2016

byIlea Ruby

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The Language of Trees, like Whitman’s Leaves of Grass though in a magic realist vernacular, refreshingly asserts that deeply American conviction: the gravest natural instinct is to heal and be healed. A shimmeringly heartfelt story.”<_o3a_p>

—Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked<_o3a_p>

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“Crafted with suspenseful pacing and delicate imagery, Ilie Ruby’s book combines the qualities of an irresistible ghost story with a healing tale of redemption.”
—Elizabeth Rosner, author of The Speed of Light<_o3a_p>

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A truly stunning literary debut, Ilie Ruby’s The Language of Trees is a fiercely beautiful novel that explores the relationships that define us, the events that shape us, and the places we will go to in order to save ourselves and those we love most. Fans of Jennifer McMahon, Alice Hoffman, and Niall Williams will be captivated by this haunting tale of homecoming and secrets that sparkles with exceptional writing and a gothic edge.<_o3a_p>

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“The Language of Trees, like Whitman’s Leaves of Grass though in a magic realist vernacular, refreshingly asserts that deeply American conviction: the gravest natural instinct is to heal and be healed. A shimmeringly heartfelt story.”—Gregory Maguire, New York Times bestselling author of Wicked  “Crafted with suspenseful pacing and del...

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Gripping, suspenseful, magical, and richly atmospheric . . . Ilie Ruby's haunting debut novel, The Language of Trees, is exhilarating fiction that announces the arrival of a truly extraordinary storyteller.Echo O'Connell knows that the summer holds its secrets. They are whispered in the rustling trees, in the lush scent of the lilacs, ...

Ilie Ruby is a painter and short story author. She lives near Boston, Massachusetts, with her husband and the three children they adopted from Africa.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:January 29, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061898643

ISBN - 13:9780061898648

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected and delightful The Language of Trees was slow to draw me into the story but quickly to capture me with the poetical language. A magical tale, more than a love story, more than a ghost story, believably told so much that you are left with a deep impression of place.
Date published: 2010-10-18

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“Ilie Ruby’s THE LANGUAGE OF TREES is as atmospheric as the lake where it takes place--a mesmirizing meditation on the spirit, both of this world and the one beyond.”