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Unsheltered


A timely novel that explores the human capacity for resiliency and compassion.
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Thatcher settles finally on seeing Mary Treat as "a giant redwood: oldest and youngest of all living things, the tree that stood past one eon into the next." Do you agree?

Created: 10/16/18

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Posted Oct. 16, 2018 Go to Top | Go to bottom | link | alert
davinamw

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Thatcher settles finally on seeing Mary Treat as "a giant redwood: oldest and youngest of all living things, the tree that stood past one eon into the next." Do you agree?

Thatcher settles finally on seeing Mary Treat as "a giant redwood: oldest and youngest of all living things, the tree that stood past one eon into the next." Do you agree?


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cynthiad

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RE: Thatcher settles finally on seeing Mary Treat as "a giant redwood: oldest and youngest of all living things, the tree that stood past one eon into the next." Do you agree?

Yes, he was paying her a high compliment....Her wisdom was paired with openness plus an acceptance of
circumstances-- age, widowhood, and genuine care for Thatcher, Polly.


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JLPen77

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RE: Thatcher settles finally on seeing Mary Treat as "a giant redwood: oldest and youngest of all living things, the tree that stood past one eon into the next." Do you agree?

Yes, I thought that was a brilliant image of Mary. She had the wisdom and character that comes with maturity anf hardwon experience, but also kept alive the curiosity and sense of wonder of youth.


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judyg

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RE: Thatcher settles finally on seeing Mary Treat as "a giant redwood: oldest and youngest of all living things, the tree that stood past one eon into the next." Do you agree?

Yes, I agree that Mary possessed an openness, willingness to explore/discover, and understanding of human nature as well as nature outdoors. Thatcher seemed to be summarizing what Mary Treat brought to his life and how much he valued it.


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