Songs from Trees opens with a wake. Elise's mother is dead. But what the family and friends speak of the most during this time of mourning, is Elise. They tell stories of the extraordinary and indispensable person she was. As needy and bothersome as she was wild and beautiful. This is a novel about how death follows death, and creates life. A novel about how much, or how little, another person can mean for their surroudings, and how, after passing, that person disappears into them.
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