The Widow and the Tree
A NovelBook - 2009
The Ghosthead Oak is unlike any other tree in the coastal crescent between New Orleans and Apalachicola. In this mysterious country of backwater bays and slow-running rivers, the tree was once a knee-high seedling brushed by the black boot of Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortez. Now, its massive branches spread out so long and thick they're often mistaken for dinosaur necks. One day, the Widow Anson, over whose land the Ghosthead Oak has kept watch for 500 years, walks into a biker bar, hires a man in a yellow ball cap, and leads him to the tree. Thirty minutes later, the mammoth oak is lying on the ground, dead. Based on a true story,The Widow and the Tree lyrically evokes life in the backwaters of the Gulf Coast while taking the reader on a journey alongside the widow, as she makes her mystifying and painful decision.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : MacAdam Cage, c2009.
Branch Call Number: FIC BREWER
Characteristics: 219 p. ; 21 cm.