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title of this book alone suggests an outdoorsy feel The wonderful pine trees stamped the book jacket of this book alone suggests an outdoorsy feel The wonderful pine trees stamped on the book jacket bird they speak volumes Yet this book is SO much than a novel with an outdoor setting filled with wondrous creatures scents and sounds This is character driven fiction as its best a story of love identity tragedy forgiveness and yearning Spanning generations of two close knit families from 1938 to 1972 it is a treasure And I will concur with others if you loved The Snow Child you will love this book as well While it is similar is some ways it also is as well While it is similar is some ways it also is different and so very lovely in its own rightI thoroughly enjoyed Rasmussen s debut The Bird Sisters but I loved Evergreen even She writes with such an assured style one that is at once filled with simplicity yet also luxurious sophistication For example Lulu came marching through the forest and p to the cabin her coonskin coat nbuttoned and flying behind her like a feral cape and her child flying in front of her to avoid being swallowed by it The imagery in Evergreen pops the emotion ignites yet the prose is still as accessible as it is drink worthy To me the author s style is reminiscent of Louise Erdrich and Rachel Simon The ease with which Rasmussen braids symbolism theme foreshadowing and metaphor into the story is admirable Birds articles of clothing trees light they all come to mean so much than their physical identity And perhaps this is one of my favorite aspects of the book Through the sensibilities of the characters Eveline Emil Hux Lulu Gunther Naamah all living in the wilderness of Minnesota Rasmussen is able to subtly weave environmental themes throughout avoiding a preachy affect Somehow she presents such Ck and a baby boy named Hux But when Emil leaves to take care of his sick father a dangerous stranger arrives fracturing their small family forever and leaving Hux to grow p wondering if the wrongs .
Balanced view of the tug and pull of humans on the natural world highlighting human ignorance but also human respect for the outdoors and its inhabitants Yes if you have an environmental conscience this book will make you think or have you saying aloud like I did Yes Yes Yes For instance Hux takes note The second logging camp was remote than the first There were still forests that hadn t been touched by the blade of a saw Harveys Revised English Grammar up here a sight almost harder to bear than the forests that had Hux was part of the destruction but he didn t everse of anything than he needed Even the smallest details of the physical printing of this book wowed me for Parts I IV each told through a different character s point of view the icons at that start of each chapter change Maple leaves are sed for one character oak leaves for another a fern for one a flower for another Loved this little detailThis is one of my favorites of 2014 If mother daughter mother is one of my favorites of 2014 If mother daughter mother relationships interest you if you ve ever found joy in the singing of a sparrow or the hooting of an owl or the sound of wind whistling through a tree if you want to better
understand people with earthy connections this book is for you Read it Read it 45 people with earthy connections this book is for you Read it Read it 45 I remember tears streaming down your face when I said I ll never let you goWhen all those shadows almost killed your lightI remember you said don t leave me here aloneBut all that
S DEAD AND GONE AND PASSEDdead and gone and passed Just close your eyes the sun is going downYou ll be alright no one can hurt you nowCome morning light you and I ll be safe and sound Safe and Sound from the Hunger Games Soundtrack Taylor Swift Songwriters T Bone Burnett John Paul White Taylor Swift Joy Williams Yetton Tell me the landscape in which you live and I will te. F the past can ever be mended Set before a backdrop of vanishing forest Rebecca Rasmussen has written a luminous and emotionally charged novel about how one defining moment can echo through generation. ,
Evergreen Rebecca Rasmussen s second novel is a deceptively simple story about three generations of a family living among the forests and rivers of Evergreen Minnesota There are four parts each focusing on roughly a year in the life of individual characters Eveline Sturm n
e lemay her daughter naamah eveline s sonLeMay her daughter Naamah Eveline s son Hux Sturm and Naamah s daughter Racina Runk As the narrative leaps forward in time from 1938 to 1954 to 1961 to 1972 Rasmussen reflects the changes "in her characters through changes in the environment a ramshackle cabin with "her characters through changes in the environment a ramshackle cabin with running water or electricity becomes a real home with glass windowpanes Once silent forests become crowded as human settlements increase placing pressure not only on the landscape and animals but the Sturms and Runks as wellSurvival and the balance of its costs and rewards are key to each of the
characters though in vastly different ways eveline mustthough in vastly different ways Eveline must from ci I m so glad I noticed this wonderful book after reading recent reviews from Elyse Cheri I was drawn in from the beginning and savored every chapter of this lovely book I enjoyed the descriptive words of the forest the characters and the magical ality of the little bird named Tuna I enjoyed this much in the same way I enjoyed reading The Snow Child This is a perfect book to curl p with on a cool fall weekend Add it to your reading list Beautifully written and a very enjoyable and evocative read I loved the descriptions of the country and the way of life and many of the characters were just remarkable However I struggled with the way it wrapped p I wanted to know what Naamah was thinking view spoilerwhen she left especially regarding what she did to the baby hide spoiler It s no surprise to anyone who knows me that nov. A BookPage Best Book of the Year It is 1938 when Eveline a young bride follows her husband Emil into the Minnesota wilderness Though their cabin is rundown they have a river full of fish a garden out ba.