New York Times Editors' ChoiceFrom TatjanaÂ Soli,Â The New York Times bestselling author of The Lotus Eaters, comes a breathtaking novel of a California ranching family, its complicated matriarch, and the enigmatic caretaker who may destroy them When Claire Nagy marries Forster Baumsarg, the only son of prominentÂ California citrus ranchers, she knows sheâ€™s consenting to a life of hard work, long days, and worry-fraught nights. But her love for Forster isÂ so strong, she turns away from her literary education and embraces the life of the ranch, succumbing to its intoxicating rhythms and bounty until her love of the land becomes a part of her. Not even the tragic, senseless death of her son Joshua at kidnappersâ€™ hands,Â her alienation from her two daughters, or theÂ dissolution of her once-devoted marriageÂ can pull her from the ranch sheâ€™s devoted her life to preserving.But despite having survived the most terrible of tragedies, Claire is about to face her greatest struggle: an illness that threatens not only to rip her from her land but take her very life. And she's chosen a caregiver, the inscrutable, Caribbean-born Minna, who may just be the darkest force of all. Haunting, tough, triumphant,Â and profound, The Forgetting Tree explores the intimate ties we have to one another, the deepestÂ fears we keep to ourselves, and the calling of the land that ties every one of us together.
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