A privileged and gifted Wellesley student, Julie Prince seems destined for success—until she falls in love with Neil, a young environmental activist. Following him to the old-growth forests of Oregon, where she sees firsthand the gravity of the threat, she joins a group of tree-sitters attempting to protect the endangered landscape from destruction. But when Neil’s acts of protest turn violent, Julie must weigh her own course: What will be lost by doing nothing? What will be sacrificed by going too far?
Suzanne gives an overview of the book:
Originally from Portland, Oregon, Suzanne Matson now lives in Newton, Massachusetts with her husband and three sons and teaches creative writing and literature at Boston College. She received a BA in English from Portland State University in 1981, an MA in...