Information About Eco-political Novel, TREED, 2018.

A consequence of getting older is current experiences inevitably get threaded to memories as Maybelline Emmons learns when she embarks on what she thinks will be a simple road trip to find a tree. She experiences something so confounding, painful, yet transformational, none of which she signed on for, her evenings drinking Pinot, watching her hummingbirds…this was always enough.

This passionate yet comic story revolves around efforts to save an old-growth tree but things go off the rails in such a compelling way, it’s sure to keep you on the edge of your branch (likely laughing most of the time so don’t fall off). Per Virginia Arthur’s two previous novels, Treed will curl the tendrils of your heart, blow your leaves off, and maybe, just maybe, motivate you to save something in your own backyard.