The Tree-Sitter by Suzanne Matson
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A passionate and tensely pitched tale of first love and idealism set in the Oregon forests.

Julie Prince is a top college student, destined for conventional success. But then she falls in love with Neil, a radical graduate student, and abandons her privileged East Coast life to tree-sit in the forests of Oregon. At first it is a romantic field trip; soon, though, Julie finds herself increasingly moved by the magnificence of the endangered forest and, like Neil, invested in its protection. Eventually pulled into a militant act of sabotage, Julie is forced to reassess her deepest held loyalties and beliefs.
 

About Suzanne Matson

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Suzanne Matson is the author of The Hunger Moon and A Trick of Nature. She teaches at Boston College and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
 
Published March 17, 2007 by W. W. Norton & Company. 256 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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