National Tree: A Novel

Corey Burdock is a simple man with a simple life. He nurtures the trees on his northern California property like a loving father, but nurturing his son, Rock, proves a more difficult task. The needs of trees are easily understood; not so the needs of sons.

When the President calls the Burdocks to accept Corey’s offer of a perfect 75-foot Sitka spruce to become the National Christmas tree, Corey has no idea how profoundly the simple delivery of the tree from northern California to Washington D.C. will change his life.

As father and son trek across America, their passage becomes more than just 3,000 miles traveled. It becomes a journey of discovery.

About the Author: David Kranes

Title: National Tree Sub Title: A novel Author: David Kranes
Pub date: October 2001 ISBN: 978-0-929712-48-2 Retail price: $13.95US
Format: Trade Paper Trim size: 5.5 in. x 8.5 in. Page count: 292

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