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Lynne Hinton - 'The View from Here'

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. Well, we're hooked. North Carolina author Lynne Hinton joins us to share The View From Here

"A story both tender and harsh, painful and redemptive, The View From Here pushed Katie to confront life’s overwhelming cruelties and sorrows, and endeavor to find the strength to forge a better path forward. I found The View From Here to be a compelling, heart-wrenching, infuriating and ultimately deeply satisfying read." -staff review from Belinda

Event date: 
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
The View from Here Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9781588383471
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: NewSouth Books - June 1st, 2018

"Katie Sinclair finds herself up a tree, literally, without a plan, supplies or a clear notion of why she’s there. Author Lynne Hinton introduces Katie in The View From Here a few days after she stepped from the forest floor in the White Oak bottomland and shimmied up the loblolly pine’s trunk. A Forest Service employee, 
Katie is at home in the woods but impulsively takes that comfort 35 feet straight up into the tree’s branches and with certainty that, “. . . it just seems like the right way to go.” Between visits from curious onlookers, friends with provisions and dangerous foes, she finds that the problems she struggled with when her feet were flat on the ground now perch with her high up in the tree. The loblolly’s branches provide the unlikely setting for her to confront nature’s ferocity and her own painful past. A skilled storyteller, the author had me up in the tree with Kate, vulnerable and frightened against nature’s fury, and experiencing the horror, rage and grief brought about by reckless cruelty. A story both tender and harsh, painful and redemptive, The View From Here pushed Katie to confront life’s overwhelming cruelties and sorrows, and endeavor to find the strength to forge a better path forward. I found The View From Here to be a compelling, heart-wrenching, infuriating and ultimately deeply satisfying read." -staff review from Belind