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Harry's Trees

by Jon Cohen

Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen X
Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen
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  • First Published:
    Jun 2018, 432 pages
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    Jun 25, 2019, 432 pages

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Jon Cohen gives readers a big-hearted novel about grief, generosity, and the stories that bring people together.

Jon Cohen, with his prior novels The Man in the Window and Max Lakeman and the Beautiful Stranger, has gained a reputation for crafting unusual, deeply empathetic love stories. In his third novel, Harry's Trees, Cohen explores how some surprising circumstances - and one unusual fairy tale - help pull his unforgettable characters out of grief and into a kind of new beginning.

Harry Crane knew he loved two things most of all: his wife Beth, and spending time with trees. So when Beth is killed in a freak accident while Harry - who refuses to quit his soul-sucking Forestry Service desk job unless he receives a financial windfall - buys a lottery ticket, Harry is utterly lost. Months later, when he receives a massive wrongful death settlement, he is, ironically, even more bereft. Now, as a result of Beth's death, Harry has the financial security and freedom he could only dream of...

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