In my opinion this is one of the best books of 2016. So so much to learn, I realized how much I love Annie Proulx’ style and deep researched historical novels in general. I would say this is not for everyone, also depending on the mood while reading it. Forests throughout history are exhaustively presented. The ten (?) generations of people crossing each other’s paths are also beautifully woven together. From me a big thank you to Proulx and wow.