Greenwood Summary Ò 6

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T of a country wide manhunt At the very centre of the book is a tragedy that will bind the fates of two boys together setting in motion events whose reverberations we see unfold over generations as the novel moves forward into the future once A magnificent novel of inheritance sacrifice nature and love that takes its structure from the nested growth rings of a tree Greenwood spans generations to tell the story of a family living and dying in the shadows cast by its own secrets With this breathtaking feat of storytelling Michael Christie masterfully reveals the tangled knot of lies omissions and half truths that exists at the root of every family's origin story 35 StarsThank you to Scribe UK for my free copyThink of your dream sandwich filling Something you would never eat every day an indulgent filling Yes this is a book review stick with me Now imagine someone s offering you this dream sandwich but they ve smushed it between two stale end pieces of white bread no shade if you enjoy the ends of bread it s called a METAPHOR Would you still eat it Like I would and I did and I don t even like sandwiches that much but I do LOVE multigenerational sagasGreenwood certainly delivers on three out of four of its generations but I feel like the 2038 generation got seriously shortchanged I loved the uniue structure of this book as we start from 2038 then go back to 1974 then 1934 then 1908 and then back up again 1934 1974 2038 like the rings of a tree get it Unfortunately that means 2038 starts and ends the book and those sections just do not compare to the middle sections CONFLICTEDI feel like Christie just pulled a fast one on Jake who is a girl btw I m so annoyed because the other characters in the book show he s capable of so much I absolutely LOVED Everett Temple Liam and Everett s time spent looking after a baby as a vastly under ualified essentially HOMELESS person was just the sweetest I loved the complicated relationship between the two brothers Harris and Everett The exploration of same sex relationships in the 30s PTSD addiction capitalism eco tourism climate change so many topics were addressed in this book and done well which makes Jake s sections feel all the like a slap in the face she was so FLATBut there is a lot to love in this book It s 500 pages and yet I sped through it because I was so invested in the Greenwood family That s the way you want to feel with a saga you want to feel bereft when you re finished because you re no longer reading about this one family whose secrets and lies and betrayals and hopes you re now privy to And there is such an important message about climate change with a startling prediction of what the future could look like in 20 yearsThis is why I often have mixed feelings about reviewing because I d hate to put people off a book they might love But I think you all know by now how personally I review books and you re all capable of knowing whether a book is right for you These are just my two cents as usualHad Jake s section been tucked away in the middle somewhere I might have been forgiving but given she starts and ends the book it felt obvious

Summary Greenwood

Greenwood

D trees Jake had thought the island's connection to her family name just a coincidence until someone from her past reappears with a book that might give her the family history she's long craved From here we gradually move backwards in time to the years before the First World War encountering along the way the men and women who came before Jake an injured carpenter facing the possibility of his own death an eco warrior trying to atone for the sins of her father's rapacious timber empire a blind tycoon with a secret he will pay a terrible price to protect and a Depression era drifter who saves an abandoned infant from certain death only to find himself the subjec Astonishing Like the trees and forests that form the backdrop of much of this book Greenwood is a remarkable majestic whole comprised of characters big and small and stories both epic and modest Greenwood is the sort of book you encounter only every several years if you re lucky

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LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZENATIONAL BESTSELLERFrom the award winning author of If I Fall If I Die comes a propulsive multigenerational family story in which the unexpected legacies of a remote island off the coast of British Columbia will link the fates of five people over a hundred years Cloud Atlas meets The Overstory in this ingenious nested ring epic set against the devastation of the natural world They come for the trees It is As the rest of humanity struggles through the environmental collapse known as the Great Withering scientist Jake Greenwood is working as an overualified tour guide on Greenwood Island a remote oasis of thousand year ol The roots rings stretching branches and changing leaves of trees represent the lives of a family connected to timber over time Beginning in the not too distant future an island serves as a tree museum as this history of a family unfurls backwards and finally returns forward A Canadian island provides sanctuary refuge a means of profit as well as contention and is the focal point of the novel Is family determined by bloodline or is family a connection based upon shared history love and lies This is a wonderfully written and well plotted warning as well as a multigenerational narrative of family with than its share of complexities


10 thoughts on “Greenwood

  1. says:

    This is an outstanding multi generational family saga It covers four generations of the Greenwood family The characters are complex and fully developed The setting is mainly on an island off the coast of BC with towering Douglas Fir trees growi

  2. says:

    The roots rings stretching branches and changing leaves of trees represent the lives of a family connected to timber over time Beginning in the not too distant future an island serves as a tree museum as this history of a family unfu

  3. says:

    There have been many fine reviews of this novel but I don't possess the words that would adeuately convey its brilliance It has been referred to as a Masterpiece and I would wholeheartedly agree Very highly recommended

  4. says:

    Tough gig having this come out the year after Richard Power's incredible Overstory but Michael Christie absolutely delivers the goods The stories are concentric rings of a tree as we go backwards in time passing the central core and radiating outwards again But we kick off in the not too distant futureWe're on a remote

  5. says:

    From the world's dust choked cities they venture to this exclusive arboreal resort – a remote forested island off the Pacific Rim of British Columbia – to be transformed renewed and reconnected To be reminded that the Earth's once thundering green heart has not flatlined that the soul of all living things has not come to dust and that it isn't too late and that all is not lost They come here to the Greenwood Arboreal Cathedral to ingest

  6. says:

    Astonishing Like the trees and forests that form the backdrop of much of this book Greenwood is a remarkable majestic whole comprised of characters big and small and stories both epic and modest Greenwood is the sort of book you encounter only every several years if you’re lucky

  7. says:

    So so good So grand and layered all the generations their stories it was so great Clearly I don't read the same pages of the Giller judges because this should definitely have been on the shortlist in my opinion The winner of the prize really if I were to choose It's going to feel strange not reading about the Greenwood family any longer

  8. says:

    Does for Western Canada what John Steinbeck’s East of Eden did for Salinas Valley California 1908 to 2038 multi generational saga of the Greenwood family I read this slowly savouring every scene and there were so many me

  9. says:

    35 StarsThank you to Scribe UK for my free copyThink of your dream sandwich filling Something you would never eat every day an indulge

  10. says:

    I recieved this through giveaways It was okay it was told over 5 different time periods of which the 2030 2008 and 1970s began and ended the book which for me where the worse parts they were preachy in tone and I didnt really care about the characters The bulk of the novel was during the 1930s with a bit from early 1900

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