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The Widow and the Tree
San Francisco, CA: MacAdam Cage (2009).
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The magnificent Ghosthead Oak has stood watch over coastal Alabama's
mysterious backwater bays and slow-running rivers, where bull
alligators rumble the nerves of lesser creatures and every living thing
has the capacity to kill, for five hundred years. Some say the fabled
giant tree was once a knee-high seedling brushed by the black boot of
Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez. No other tree along the entire
coastal crescent from New Orleans to Apalachicola can rival its majesty
or its power to draw people to it.
In silence and with dignity, the Ghosthead has served as sentinel to the widow's family land for countless generations. It was a childhood friend and a spirit guide in troubled times. Her father is buried in its shade.
So why would the widow walk into a biker bar and hire a man to fire his chainsaw and inflict fatal gashes around its trunk, ending in a few minutes what took five centuries to create?
"The Widow and the Tree" is a tale of dark deeds committed with mercy in mind, provoking the reader to ask: Would I have done the same thing? This book is based on a true story. Cover art by Barry Moser.
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