Saturday, November 25, 2017

Book Spotlight Giveaway! The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes

I have sooooo many books! The Book Spotlight Giveaway feature that I post every Saturday is a way for me to clear my shelves and to share some of the many books I have. This feature is a way for my to cull my collection and to give someone else the opportunity to enjoy these treasures.


The book I have this week is one that we just read in one of my books clubs. It is about an autistic boy and his fascination with trees—in particular, the eagle tree. We had an interesting discussion since one of our members has an autistic son and we were able to get her perspective on the topic.

Good luck and be sure to stop back next week!


The Eagle Tree

The Eagle Tree by Ned Hayes
Paperback, 262 pages
Published May 1st 2016 by Little A

Fourteen-year-old March Wong knows everything there is to know about trees. They are his passion and his obsession, even after his recent falls—and despite the state’s threat to take him away from his mother if she can’t keep him from getting hurt. But the young autistic boy cannot resist the captivating pull of the Pacific Northwest’s lush forests just outside his back door.

One day, March is devastated to learn that the Eagle Tree—a monolithic Ponderosa Pine near his home in Olympia—is slated to be cut down by developers. Now, he will do anything in his power to save this beloved tree, including enlisting unlikely support from relatives, classmates, and even his bitter neighbor. In taking a stand, March will come face-to-face with some frightening possibilities: Even if he manages to save the Eagle Tree, is he risking himself and his mother to do it?

Intertwining themes of humanity and ecology, The Eagle Tree eloquently explores what it means to be part of a family, a society, and the natural world that surrounds and connects us.


About the author

Ned Hayes

Ned Hayes is a voracious reader (and writer) from Olympia Washington. 

My newest novel is The Eagle Tree ("Little A", 2016). The novel has been nominated for the Washington State Book Award, the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award and has been a national bestseller. 

I like to read a lot of different books, and my daily 1 minute podcast reviews have received some notice. I especially enjoy historical fiction like Philippa GregoryAnita Diamant and Hilary Mantel, as well as supernatural historical fiction from Susanne Clarke and Tim Powers, along with the hilarious (and disturbing) works of Mark Henry. But I've also been known to read -- and teach -- literary fiction such as Annie DillardJorge Borges and Michael Chabon

I wrote the well-reviewed historical novel Sinful Folk, a book set in the 14th century. Sinful Folk's cover and a series of lovely internal illustrations were created by the marvelous New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Nikki McClureSinful Folk was nominated for the "Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award," was a semi-finalist in the "Amazon Breakthrough Novel" contest, and has received numerous starred reviews from publications, including BookList

I've also written other books -- you can find out about them at my bookish writing website -- Ned .

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