The Which Way Tree

The Which Way Tree

Large Print - 2018
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Early one morning in the remote hill country of Texas, a panther savagely attacks a family of homesteaders, mauling a young girl named Samantha and killing her mother, whose final act is to save her daughter's life. Samantha and her half brother, Benjamin, survive, but she is left traumatized, her face horribly scarred. The Which Way Tree is the story of Samantha's unshakeable resolve to stalk and kill the infamous panther, rumored across the Rio Grande to be a demon, and avenge her mother's death.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, 2018
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781432852795
Branch Call Number: Western Crook Large Type
Characteristics: 395 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
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“...when a cat has its eyes on a prey it will settle for nothing else.” So says Benjamin, the teenaged narrator of this riveting historical novel, in reference to the giant panther he and his young half-sister, Samantha, are stalking in the wilds of Civil War-era Texas. It’s also an apt assessmen... Read More »

Helene in Collection Development says the pitch-perfect dialog in this riveting novel, set in Civil War-era Texas, will put you in mind of Charles Portis and Paulette Jiles.

A "pursuit narrative" in which a girl hunts down a panther who mauled her and killed her mother. Along the way, a posse comes together.

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Jun 07, 2018

I agree with the previous reviewer - not just as we share a name. Excellent, excellent book. So original, and I was hooked from the first few pages. Highly recommended whatever type of book you usually like.

Jun 06, 2018

Remember when Naomi Shihab Nye said if we only read one book this year, read "The Which Way Tree" ? Well, I did. And wow. So now I just finished "The Night Journal." (Went from her latest to one of her first.) GORGEOUS writing. And the landscape of the US southwest (where I've yet to go) is a tantalizing essence throughout. Elizabeth employs lots of research and immerses herself in the actual voices of writers (diarists, letter writers, authors) from the past, and this authenticity shines through in her own characters -- who are DIVINE (and will hang around in your consciousness for quite a while.) All at the library!

Mar 07, 2018

The Which Way Tree far exceeded my expectations. What a wonderful story, expertly woven! This author has succeeded where many others have fallen short in my opinion: writing children's dialogue believably. I eagerly anticipate more from this author.


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