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The View From Here

(2018)
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Katie Sinclair climbed up a loblolly pine just to see if she could. And then she stayed, creating a media sensation and more than a little trouble for the folks in Jones County, North Carolina. There is a lot of speculation about why the state employee took to the tree. Some think she is making a political statement about the destruction of forests for urban development. Others believe her recent divorce has driven her to a nervous breakdown.

But the truth is she's living in a tree because she needs a new perspective. She needs a wider view of a life that had somehow become tedious and small. From her perch high above, Katie deals with the deputy who keeps being sent to try and talk her down, a brutal spring storm, well-meaning environmentalists, odd and interesting townspeople, a pair of protective horned owls, a mysterious reporter, and even some dangerous "boys" sent by a local developer whose plans demand removal of her tree.

There is plenty for Katie to take in while living in a tree. The View From Here is her story. Author Lynne Hinton's elegant, effortless prose shows us as if we were on the landing beside Katie what Katie is seeing and learning about birds, sky, wind, her neighbors and other people. But she -- and us with her, her reader -- is changed primarily by what she discovers about herself, about grief and forgiveness, and about the true love that has been in front of her for most of her life. No reader will be unmoved by the imaginative conceit of this novel or its wise, lyrical, and empathetic telling crafted by a master writer.

Genre: Inspirational

Praise for this book

"Lynne Hinton has delivered a delicate, thoughtful book with a great deal of heart. When middle-aged Katie Sinclair decides to climb a loblolly pine to make sense of her life, the reader gets a new view of the world. Enriching!" - Anne Clinard Barnhill

"A profound story full of wisdom and grace from a master storyteller - an inspirational page-turner." - Cassandra King

"What a joy to be transported into Katie Sinclair’s world, in which her curiosity and knowledge of the rare make her an inadvertent heroine. Courageous in the face of many threats ? human, animal, and natural ? Katie emerges as a model for the contemporary woman situated in the crosshairs of competing interests. Hinton’s prose is sure and elegant." - Lynn Pruett

"Lynne Hinton is a born storyteller, here at the top of her form, writing with compassion and understanding." - Lee Smith


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Hardback Editions

June 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The View From Here
Author(s): Lynne Hinton
ISBN: 1-58838-347-4 / 978-1-58838-347-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: NewSouth Books
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June 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The View From Here
Author(s): Lynne Hinton
Publisher: NewSouth Books
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