This is the story of a logging family. Their ups and downs, deaths, and love. It also points out how agencies use toxic chemicals and work to stop logging.
Simon and Schuster sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you). It will be published on August 3rd.
Not all the family members get along. Lots of deaths have come from logging big trees but the family doesn't stop.
You get an inside look at a marriage. They have one child. She's miscarried several babies due to the chemicals. He's afraid to get her pregnant again but she wants another baby. Then there's the land he took a loan out on that he hasn't told her about. It was $250,000. But when it is logged it will be worth more than that. They have to get a road there first.
A politician will help them get a road there if they sell him the property. He's not offering enough to pay the debt...
Life is not easy for these people. Nothing can be done without approvals. You can get an idea of how hard it can be to use your own land.
Each chapter is the viewpoint of one of three characters. Life is tough in the woods.