Be prepared for a shocking revelation that shines a light on a little-known environmental and cultural disaster of America’s recent past:
The obliteration of the massive chestnut forests whose regal
canopies once shaded over a third of the country. It wasn’t exactly a secret,
yet somehow, its loss seems to have slipped through a crack in history as wide as
the rolling plains of Oklahoma and as deep as the Mighty Grand
Despite having far-reaching consequences that affected millions of rural Americans over generations, and cut deeply into the soul of the nation, the story of the tragic Great Chestnut Blight and the facts surrounding it have been invisible for almost 100 years.
You’ll find it astounding that something so profound – with such widespread consequences - could simply vanish from the pages of American history books.
But that’s exactly what happened.
In this novel, you will get to know the unforgettable Hayes family on their epic journey across seven generations. Based on true events, this compelling drama brings the lost heritage of the American chestnut, and its race to rebirth from near extinction, back to life. Through the eyes of a rural Appalachian family, this graphic and emotional story will help you understand the importance of this once iconic, uniquely American tree and the legacy that it once promised. And it will leave you questioning, “How have I never heard about this before?”
“The Tree That Called Us Home” is a must-read novel for every American. It’s a stunning story of perseverance and hope, reminding us how a small group of committed people with a dream truly can change the world.