Spring has sprung and Spark Press and BOOKSPARKS continue their spring reading challenge with Kristin Kaye’s, TREE DREAMS.
“…Sometimes we must risk everything, including our identity and comforts, to find the truth we are searching for.” Maura Conlon-McIvor
SPARK PRESS’ new novel, TREE DREAMS is an eco-literary, coming of age novel for teenagers and adults alike. It tells the story of a rite of passage all of us must travel, young and old alike. Each of us must discover our one true voice, and learn how to offer it to the world.
When seventeen-year-old Jade Reynolds witnesses a violent clash between a protesting tree sitter and a local logger, she runs as far as she can from the battles that plague her home and from the mysteries of the redwood forest.
But the ancient redwoods are embedded in her psyche—she feels their call even in the dark and forgotten back alleys of Portland, Oregon where she’s hiding out. She soon becomes entangled with a lovable misfit and a band of radical slackers, environmentalists, and anarchists, and finds herself living 100 feet high in the canopy of a redwood grove, trying to decide whose side she’s on: the logging community she’s known her entire life or the environmentalists who are risking their lives for the future of the forest.
To find a way beyond the division between Us and Them, Jade turns to the ancient trees themselves—and the thread-thin web that connects us all.
While reading TREE DREAMS it was apparent, this novel was a labor of love for author Kristin Kaye. I could literally feel her connection to nature and her passion for each of us to find what is truly important in our lives.
KRISTIN KAYE is an author, ghostwriter and teacher whose work sits at the intersection of nature, narrative and spirituality. TREE DREAMS gave rise to a global tree tagging campaign that celebrates the myriad ways we are connected to each other, to nature and to our future. Tree Dreams tags now hang in over 20 states and 12 countries around the world.
Kristin serves as Writer-in-Residence at Boyer Sudduth Environmental Consultants, a consultancy that advises schools on organizational sustainability and environmental literacy, and shares Tree Dreams with classes.
Kristin’s previous work includes Iron Maidens: The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World, which details her experience directing twenty-five of the world’s strongest and most muscular women in an off-Broadway show. The book was a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards, and described by Utne Reader as “one of 5 new titles for women who resist easy definition.”
Kristin lives in the folds of Mt. Tam in Northern California with her husband, daughter and little dog Geo.
Thanks to SparkPress, we have one copy of TREE DREAMS to giveaway. Just tell us about a cause you believed in so much, you did something about it.
We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck!
GIVEAWAY: USA ONLY, please.