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Fiction - Modern Fiction - ISBN: 0230739547

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Excellent

“The problem of forgiveness”

published 01/12/2010

Thought provoking and readable

Intensely sad

The Crying Tree is the debut novel by Naseem Rakha, an American author and journalist who has managed to combine her experiences reporting from death row, her everyday life in Oregon, and her emotional instincts as a wife and mother, into a beautiful, dramatic and engaging novel. In September...

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“Weepy”

published 01/05/2011

well written, great initial idea, so sad and becom...

disappointing plot revelation, didn't move me as m...

Summary 6th May 1985, Nate Stanley returns to his home in Oregon to find that his fifteen year old son, Shep has been shot during an apparent robbery. Despite trying to revive him, Nate cannot and Shep dies at the scene. 1st October 2004, Superintendent Tab Mason receives notification that, after...

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“A very sad and moving tale”

published 07/12/2009

Great story

Very sad

I was intrigued by the jacked description of this book although to be fair it wasn’t the happiest synopsis of a book I have read recently. This is Naseem Rakha’s debut novel and was released back in July 2009. Irene Stanley lives in Illinois with her husband Nate and her two children Shep and...

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Excellent

Brilliantly written. Compelling. Rich in language ...

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I have just finished reading The Crying Tree by Naseem Rakha and I have to say that I thought it was an exceptional novel and one that I cannot recommend highly enough. It is an easy read (I read it in one six hour sitting!), but yet it is rich in both language and content in a way that many...

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