A House Among the Trees

419IJVvWr0LI like Julia Glass and really enjoyed her earlier book, Three Junes. A House Among the Trees is a quiet read about children’s book author, Mort Lear, who dies and leaves all his home and works to his assistant, Tommy, who has to carry out his complicated wishes. Tommy has an interesting history with Mort, dating back to time she spent with him at a Manhatten playground where Mort sketched her brother and used him as the protagonist of his book. Years later, Mort offers her a job, which she keeps through three decades and the ups and downs of his life. While I liked this story, nothing much happened, and in the end, I felt like it was too flat. I’d skip it and focus on other, better reads.

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