Ceremony in Lone Tree

Finalist, National Book Awards 1961 for Fiction

Ceremony in Lone Tree by Wright Morris book cover
ISBN 978-0803282766
Bison Books | Atheneum
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Although Tom Scanlon would just as soon spend it alone, his ninetieth birthday becomes the occasion for a family gathering in the Midwestern town of Lone Tree. The unlikely celebrants take this opportunity to reconceive their visions of past, future, and family in their own grotesque and ultimately liberating ways. Ceremony in Lone Tree is a spare and beautiful work by one of America’s great postwar authors.

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