Under the Covers with Caleb Johnson

Caleb Johnson

“Treeborne”

In this Under the Covers episode, we meet Caleb Johnson, author of “Treeborne.”

Caleb brings us a book set in a small Southern town that is an honorable mention for the Southern Book Prize and longlisted for The Crook’s Corner Book Prize, an exploration of how the past gets mixed up in thoughts of the future and of how home is a story as much as a place.

Charlotte Readers Podcast is sponsored by Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.

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Learn More About This Episode

In this Under the Covers episode, we meet Caleb Johnson, author of “Treeborne.”

Caleb brings us a book set in a small Southern town that is an honorable mention for the Southern Book Prize and longlisted for The Crook’s Corner Book Prize, an exploration of how the past gets mixed up in thoughts of the future and of how home is a story as much as a place.

Publishers Weekly, with its starred review and editor’s pick, says of the book: “Using language rich as mulch, debut author Johnson tells the superb saga of three generations of Treebornes… Sentence by loamy sentence, this gifted author digs up corpses and upends trees to create a place laden with magic and memory.” And Daniel Wallace, national bestselling author of “Extraordinary Adventures and Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions,” says, “I can’t remember the last time I read a book I wish so much I’d written. Treeborne is beautiful, and mythic in ways I would never have been able to imagine…I can’t say enough about this book.”

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