Time and the Tree

by Róisín Sorahan

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Fantasy Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Time and the Tree

An uplifting and tranquil allegory filled with positivity and hope.

An uplifting and tranquil allegory filled with positivity and hope, ‘Time and the Tree’ by Róisín Sorahan is a magical tale of a young boy who lives in a forest, a wise and caring tree which offers shelter and guidance and numerous other characters that appear in order to challenge and change under the tree and the boy's influence.

This book is filled with lessons: to be mindful and present instead of constantly rushing towards a tomorrow that’s just out of reach; the importance of healing past trauma and self-love and acceptance, or showing empathy for others. Hope and positivity flows from the pages of this lyrical story as we navigate the ever-changing seasons in this magical forest. ‘Time and the Tree’ is well-written, its characters compliment each other, with the naivety and curiosity of the young boy setting up many of the lessons. There is a level of spirituality in this book, it encourages meditation and gratitude while also promoting that it’s ok to be you, to embrace your unique qualities and to follow your own path. 

Told with an emphasis on nature, ‘Time and the Tree’ is an uplifting read that will infuse any reader’s day with positivity. It’s imagery and storyline are gentle and easy to follow with its underlying message about looking to the light in all things will leave readers with warm feelings of hope and positivity. I found this book entertaining and witty in places, but ultimately it left me with a sense of peace and calm.

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Time and the Tree Synopsis

"Time and the Tree" is a modern fable about the nature of time and the quest for happiness. It's darkly funny, deceptively simple, and a necessary read for testing times.

In this gripping philosophical novel, an unlikely cast grapple with choices and grope towards self-knowledge in a world where compassion is interwoven with menace. Lyrical, honest and heart-breaking, "Time and the Tree" confronts readers with a unique perspective on the challenges life presents.

A wise and hopeful book, it is uplifting and unsettling by turns.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781955196635
Publication date: 6th September 2021
Author: Róisín Sorahan
Publisher: Adelaide Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 282 pages
Primary Genre Fantasy
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ISBN: 9781956635751
Publication date: 16/12/2021
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781955196635
Publication date: 06/09/2021
Format: Paperback

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