The Beech Tree

Transports you right smack-dab in the middle of an alternate reality that's filled with emotional power and life.
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Book Description:

The Beech Tree introduces you to the lives of those who visited the tree and shared their lives, their loves, their hopes and dreams, beneath the tree’s dark green canopy … and their curious, inexplicable connection to one another.

The readers are introduced to Johnny and Margo, the first characters to visit the tree, just before Johnny ships off to fight in The Great War in 1918. We follow Johnny and Margo, Johnny’s lifelong, albeit socially taboo, friendship with his friend, “Bullet Joe” Rogan, a pitcher in the Negro Leagues.

Johnny introduces his granddaughter, Debby, to the tree in 1957, an era of bobby socks, roller-skating carhops and Elvis music, and Debby meets Mason in 1967’s Summer of Love, just before Mason is drafted to fight in Vietnam.

For 30 years, Debby wonders whatever became of the boy who changed her life.

Then she finds out.

Amazon Review: “Absolutely Fantastic”

“Definitely five stars. I’d give ten if that were an option. The characters were so real, I could see myself in each of them. The trains, the places, the philosophy, and the tree, were so poignant. I cried, laughed, and cried again. A truly excellent book. This is the kind of book that makes you better for having read it.”
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Definitely five stars. I'd give ten if that were an option. The characters were so real, I could see myself in each of them. The trains, the places, the philosophy, and the tree, were so poignant. I cried, laughed, and cried again. A truly excellent book. This is the kind of book that makes you better for having read it.

-- Rebecca Askew

I finished THE BEECH TREE last night and thoroughly enjoyed it, especially all the local references since I was raised in Benton Harbor/St. Joseph. I might even reread it. It would be a great book-signing event at local West Michigan towns and a great souvenir for the FIPS. Haha. Great job.

-- Karen Phelan

About the Author ▸ Don Phelan

The God Particle Conspiracy, is Phelan’s latest release and is in worldwide distribution, with sales in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and, of course, the United States. THE GOD PARTICLE CONSPIRACY: Two of the world’s most powerful, corrupt politicians hatch a scheme to hold the world’s fossil-fuel economy hostage and send the global economy and civilization into chaos. Princeton Professor John Logan stumbles onto their plot and is about to blow the whistle when tragedy strikes. He runs for his life and hides in a dank New Orleans church abandoned since Katrina, numbing his pain with cheap Bourbon. His protégé, Sarah Carmichael, is left to finish the puzzle, find the professor, and stop the madmen before it’s too late. That is, if the people who want them dead don’t find them first. An abridged review follows: Reviews: “The God Particle: Conspiracy is a novel that is going to change the thriller/action and adventure genre forever. Never before have I read such an in-depth, intriguing, thrilling story that had a genuine ability to captivate me within the first few pages. Don Phelan is the author of the magnificent The God Particle: Conspiracy and he wonderfully earns the title of ‘literary genius’ thanks to this latest work of his; Phelan has managed to weave themes which technically should not work well together however he does just that flawlessly. Phelan weaves them together to contribute to a fantastic and unforgettable story that will have readers thinking about its plot and its ending for weeks afterward.” ~Red-Haired Book Lover Blog “What if politicians’ shenanigans are simply shiny objects to get media attention and keep Americans looking in the wrong direction as they hoard power and wealth? If this book isn’t a wake-up call, it may be too late. ~ Fred Mertzin (as published on Goodreads) “Gripping page-turner. It makes you wonder what our politicians are really doing? Is it all just a masquerade to keep up from knowing the truth about who they really work for? Couldn’t put it down until I finished. ~ Dave B. (as published on Goodreads) In 2016, Phelan’s first novel, was voted Number 1 on Goodreads’ list of “2016’s Best Summer Reads.” The Beech Tree is the story of colorful characters who meet and share their lives, their loves, their hopes, heartaches and dreams beneath the tree’s leafy, green canopy. “Absolutely Fantastic Definitely five stars. I’d give ten if that were an option. The characters were so real, I could see myself in each of them. The trains, the places, the philosophy, and the tree, were so poignant. I cried, laughed, and cried again. A truly excellent book. This is the kind of book that makes you better for having read it.” ~Rebecca Askew Since it was first published in 2012, Don’s career-improvement book, “You Gonna’ Sell Real Estate or What? The Guerrilla Guide to Real Estate Today” has sold thousand of copies in e-book, audio book and printed formats. It is available in any format on Amazon.com, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Sony ReaderStore, Kobo, Diesel and other online booksellers. If is available in audio book format on Amazon.com and Apple iTunes and printed format on Amazon. Don is a 3-time Editor’s Choice Award winner for poetry. His poem, “Down Boekeloo Road” was published in the International Library of Poetry’s “Best Poems and Poets of 2007.”
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