Lucy Ruth Cummins

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We all know the story of the "selfless" tree that gave all she had just to make sure a young boy was "happy". Snore. This is a different tree. This is a different boy. This is a very different book. The Taking Tree is not so happy when the boy takes her twigs to pick on his sister, or takes her apples to sell for college (she's an oak tree for goodness sake), or when he cuts off her branches to build a house that he burns for insurance money. And the boy is not sorry at all. Ever. In fact, he's...

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Ad astra!" ("Ever skyward!")

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Over-sensitivity.

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Warmth, intelligence, and self-awareness.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Barack Obama.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Paris.

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