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Tree of Life

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ISBN-10: 0966491327

ISBN-13: 9780966491326

Edition: 2000 (Reprint)

Authors: Hugh Nissenson, Margo Jefferson

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The year is 1811. Having suffered a loss of faith, Thomas Keene, Congregational minister from New England, abandons the East and moves to Richland County on the Ohio frontier. "The Tree of Life" is Keene's journal: stories and jottings appear alongside accounting entries and poems, coarse jokes and sermons, woodcuts and maps. In this "Waste Book," Keene conveys his longing for a young widow, his fascination with John Chapman (Johnny Appleseed), and his resolve in the face of the growing enmity between his fellow settlers and the Delaware Indians. "The Tree of Life" reveals a man of intellect and passion as he confronts the raw country.
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Paul Dry Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 189
Size: 8.50" wide x 5.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Hugh Nissenson was born on March 10, 1933 in New York. He received a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in 1955. After college, he worked briefly as a copy boy at The Times, but found that newspaper writing was not his ambition. In the late 1950s, he spent two years in Israel working on a film about the Israeli war of independence. His first short story, The Blessing, was published in Harper's Magazine at that time. In 1961, he covered the trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem for Commentary magazine. In 1968, he published Notes from the Frontier, about his time living in a kibbutz. His first novel, My Own Ground, was published in 1976. His other works include The Tree of Life, The Song of the Earth, and The Pilgrim. He died on December 13, 2013 at the age of 80.