Seeds is the chronicle of novelist Richard Horan's quest to gather seeds from trees at the homes of America’s most beloved authors. Horan crisscrosses the country while also traversing the wide gamut of American literature, from the wooded road of yellow hemlocks leading to L. Frank Baum’s childhood home in upstate New York; to the silver maples ringing Jack Kerouac’s one-time house in Lowell, MA, to the invasive tree that grew in Betty Smith's Brooklyn. Horan is a passionate, insightful, and eminently likeable narrator, and his search to connect trees and writers—and his failure, at times, to do so—as well as the generally fun tone of his adventures (he nearly gets arrested more than once) is both fascinating and endearing. A heartfelt paean to the writers of America’s past, Seeds is a wise, funny, and enthralling memoir of one man’s reconnection with nature.
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