"It is a masterfully told story, unfolding slowly, layer by layer, working down the to rawest and deepest parts and drawing the reading in almost imperceptibly until they are caught, surprised by how much they care." ~ Carrien Blue from She Laughs at the Days
Molly Boscelli is a woman in her forties, a somewhat unstable goat farmer who reluctantly inherited her Northern California ranch ten years ago. Now she is facing a crisis in an approaching forest fire, an threat that shocks Molly with the truth of her strong love for her land, her trees, and her animals.
Molly's husband, Jack, is confronted by his own past as he fights his fear for Molly's mental wellness and watches her as she is pushed to her limit. Catherine, Molly's mother, returns to the ranch she passed on to her daughter, and prepares to give Molly a gift that has nothing to do with goats or trees and everything to do with acceptance. As the whole family gathers to prepare for the fire together, they dig deeply into layers of history and grief to find the wholeness and strength they need to claim the earth they stand on.
The Eve Tree is a haunting, lyrical novel about the moments that form a family and a place, and the life-sustaining discovery of love, even in the midst of fire.