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The Banyan Tree

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Publisher Comments:

Covering the eighty-plus years of the life of Minnie O’Brien, The Banyan Tree is a rich saga of rural Ireland in the twentieth century. In prose as lushly layered as the land it describes, Nolan lovingly details the triumphs and tragedies of this spirited woman, who struggles to keep body and soul, as well as her modest hopes, alive. While her three grown children have long since moved away, she is determined to keep her family’s farm from the tightening grip of her unscrupulous neighbor, in the hope that one day her youngest will return to claim what is rightfully his.

Weaving from the gentle world of Minnie’s youth to the harder realities of the present, this sage and soulful story pays homage to a feisty individual spirit as well as a rich collective past.

Review:

“Richly–even baroquely–told…. Nolan writes with verve.” The New York Times Book Review

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“Nolan’s soaring language and lilting, alliterative style suffuse…the book with a sense of the miraculous.” The Philadelphia Inquirer

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“A work of genius. Everything in this charming story simmers with life…. Unflaggingly engaging.” The Christian Science Monitor

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“Nolan…makes the ordinary extraordinary. In his hands, a simple tale of a countrywoman’s steadfast strength becomes an elegiac, enthralling epic; funny, poignant, and as earthy as the Irish sod it’s set on.” BookPage

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“Nolan is a stunning writer.” The New York Review of Books

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“Nolan manages to make a familiar story of rooted parents and rootless children seem sparklingly original.” The Sunday Times (London)

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“Nolan’s memorable narrative is a brilliantly observed marvel of atmosphere and humanity, as sophisticated as it is simple and ripe with rich, earthy, inventive language. Few novels will beguile as much.” Image Magazine

Review:

“Told with considerable warmth…. A novel like this one…is to be valued for its celebration of the way in which the imagination changes things.” The Irish Times

Synopsis:

From the internationally acclaimed author of Under the Eye of the Clock comes a novel of unsurpassed beauty and eloquence — a loving and gritty paean to the people and land of Ireland.

About the Author

Christopher Nolan is also the author of Under the Eye of the Clock, which won the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. He died in 2009.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385720687
Author:
Nolan, Christopher
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Ireland
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Widows
Subject:
Land tenure
Subject:
Aged women
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Women landowners
Subject:
Older women
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.04x5.80x.85 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Anchor Books/Doubleday - English 9780385720687 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Richly–even baroquely–told…. Nolan writes with verve.”
"Review" by , “Nolan’s soaring language and lilting, alliterative style suffuse…the book with a sense of the miraculous.” The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Review" by , “A work of genius. Everything in this charming story simmers with life…. Unflaggingly engaging.”
"Review" by , “Nolan…makes the ordinary extraordinary. In his hands, a simple tale of a countrywoman’s steadfast strength becomes an elegiac, enthralling epic; funny, poignant, and as earthy as the Irish sod it’s set on.”
"Review" by , “Nolan is a stunning writer.”
"Review" by , “Nolan manages to make a familiar story of rooted parents and rootless children seem sparklingly original.”
"Review" by , “Nolan’s memorable narrative is a brilliantly observed marvel of atmosphere and humanity, as sophisticated as it is simple and ripe with rich, earthy, inventive language. Few novels will beguile as much.”
"Review" by , “Told with considerable warmth…. A novel like this one…is to be valued for its celebration of the way in which the imagination changes things.”
"Synopsis" by , From the internationally acclaimed author of Under the Eye of the Clock comes a novel of unsurpassed beauty and eloquence — a loving and gritty paean to the people and land of Ireland.
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