The Rowan Tree
Robert W. Fuller
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Rowan Ellway is a young college president; Easter Blue, an impassioned student leader. Upon graduation, she takes a fellowship to Africa, and they lose touch. When, decades later, they meet again, they discover that their prior bond was but a rehearsal for the world stage.
THE ROWAN TREE reaches from the tumultuous 1960s into humanity’s future, encompassing the worlds of politics, sport, ballet, presidential leadership, and world governance. An international cast of characters personifies the catalytic role of love in political change.
Replete with illicit loves, quixotic quests, and inextinguishable hope, THE ROWAN TREE foretells a dignitarian world much as the story of King Arthur and the round table sowed the seeds of democracy.
I hung in through most of it but I never felt any empathy with a single character. It draaaaags on and on. The author drags the reader through decades across the globe, into politics even, but there is no climax. Just awful.
The Rowan Tree is probably not what you hoped
The description of The Rowan Tree gave me the impression that it was a progressive-minded or at least liberal look at the time periods described. If that’s what you hoped, too, don’t waste your time. Unfortunately, it’s simply a rehash of the old Cold War attitudes that still persist in some minds even though we are supposedly in the 21st century. I put it down before I got halfway through it.