- By Eleanor Morse

An Unexpected Forest

  • Title: An Unexpected Forest
  • Author: Eleanor Morse
  • ISBN: 9780892727445
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An Unexpected Forest In this quirky first novel the U S Forestry Department mistakenly delivers spruce tree seedlings to former attorney Horace who decides to plant the tiny trees in the wild Horace s wife begins

    In this quirky first novel, the U.S Forestry Department mistakenly delivers 1,000 spruce tree seedlings to former attorney Horace, who decides to plant the tiny trees in the wild Horace s wife begins to think he s gone mad Into the mix come an ex convict, who helps Horace plant the trees, and his girlfriend Four souls adrift finally come together on a Maine island, wheIn this quirky first novel, the U.S Forestry Department mistakenly delivers 1,000 spruce tree seedlings to former attorney Horace, who decides to plant the tiny trees in the wild Horace s wife begins to think he s gone mad Into the mix come an ex convict, who helps Horace plant the trees, and his girlfriend Four souls adrift finally come together on a Maine island, where they discover unexpected joy in each other s company and ultimately come together as a family.

    1 thought on “An Unexpected Forest

    1. Author's first book. Well written. Pleasant read. I wanted to read other works by Eleanor Morese after reading "White Dog Fell from the Sky".

    2. Friend at the Ellsworth City Library suggested this book--and I enjoyed it, as did Andy. One must suspend disbelief a bit, but it's a nice world Morse creates, one in which people's instincts are unpredictable but, on the whole, good. Its humor is understated but real: the main character trying to plant 10,000 little trees in the Maine woods. . . black flies, bears, fire ensue, as well as an unusual friendship. Great depiction of a long-time marriage, too. Not great literature, but well-written [...]

    3. Maine author tells tale of a 64 year man who plants trees from the Maine Forest Service that were delivered to his house by mistake, and his artist wife. They meet a young couple and everyone learns a new role for their lives.

    4. It starts out light and breezy, but then the story moves into a prison, becomes decidedly not light and breezy, and I had to stop reading.

    5. Sweet story, perhaps too simplistic. I enjoyed the older characters and felt like I knew them. I also enjoyed the sense of place: Maine woods and especially Vinalhaven Island.

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