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November 15, 2020 at 12:32 pm #21956Cherie LouviereGuest
(The Awakening Land, #1)
by Conrad Richter
- Format: paperback, 167 pages
- ISBN: 9780821409787 (0821409786)
- Release date: May 1, 1991
- Places: United States of America
- Language: english
- Genres: fiction, classics, historical, novels, westerns, american, nature
- Series: The Awakening Land, #1
- Publisher: Ohio University Press
- Author: Conrad Richter
About The Book
The Trees is a moving novel of the beginning of the American trek to the west. Toward the close of the eighteenth century, the land west of the Alleghenies and north of the Ohio River was an unbroken sea of trees. Beneath them the forest trails were dark, silent, and lonely, brightened only by a few lost beams of sunlight. Here, in the first novel of Conrad Richter’s Awakening Land trilogy, the Lucketts, a wild, woods-faring family, lived their roaming life, pushing ever westward as the frontier advanced and as new settlements threatened their isolation. This novel gives an excellent feel for America’s lost woods culture, which was created when most of the eastern midwest was a vast hardwood forest — -virtually a jungle. The Trees conveys settler life, including conflicts with Native Americans, illness, hunting, family dynamics, and marriage.
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