Reader recommendation: The Trees

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

By

I am enjoying my way through Conrad Richter's trilogy about the early settling of Ohio during pioneer times in the US. The three acclaimed novels – The Trees, The Fields, and The Town – comprise an epic dealing with the difficulties faced by the first settlers in taming the forest, establishing farms, and building towns. Richter was a fine historical novelist and at the time of publication the novels all won honors including a Pulitzer Prize. They comprise a social history of those early times that most of us have never considered.

Recommended: Books

Share this story:
 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...