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Tree That Survived the Winter, The

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A book for survivors who, on the other side of suffering, have found joy, new self-esteem and compassion for others.

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Publisher's Synopsis
Although we often think of fables as intended for the enlightenment and entertainment of children, here is one that adults will want to read. Mary Fahy has written a tale aimed at persons who find themselves in a period of transition, or who are experiencing loss or new birth in their lives.

She tells the story of a tree that awakens one spring morning to discover that she has survived the winter, but with many changes in her being and appearance. Overcoming feelings of anger, fear and abandonment, the tree comes to appreciate the abundance she has been given and finds ways to share this mystery with others. Finally, the tree understands the mystery of love and fidelity.

In the tradition of Hope for the Flowers, this beautifully illustrated, sensitively written book has become a classic in its own right. Readers will recognize their own story in it - a story of affirmation, indomitable spirit and love.

Excerpt
The sun said to the tree, "You have survived the winter because you are, and were, and always will be, very much loved. For that small place deep within you that remained unfrozen and open to mystery, that is where I have made my dwelling. And long, long before you felt my warmth surrounding you, you were being freed and formed from within in ways so deep and profound that you could not possibly know what was happening."

Author Fahy, Mary
Illustrator Antonucci, Emil
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 64 pp.
Publisher Paulist Press 1989
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