Trees of Heaven

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University Press of Kentucky, 1940 - Fiction - 340 pages
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Jesse Stuart's first novel, published in 1940, made history in many ways, not least as the first appearance of Boliver Tussie, one of the unforgettable characters in American literature. Boliver and his adversary, Anse Bushman, move through a landscape that has since become familiar to countless readers as the world of Jesse Stuart.

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About the author (1940)

Jesse Stuart worked his way through Lincoln Memorial and Vanderbilt Universities, and taught school in his native Kentucky. He lectured at various colleges and universities until 1954, when he suffered a near-fatal heart attack. After his recovery, he returned to writing, lecturing, and farming. As a specialist for the U.S. Department of State, he traveled around the world, and he served as a visiting lecturer and professor at the American University in Cairo in 1960-61. His work includes nearly thirty books, ranging from poetry to biography, autobiography, novels, and short stories. Jesse Stuart died in 1984.

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