View more books by David R. Branon: The Curmudgeon's Tree, The Spider's Web, Angels With Broken Wings

The Curmudgeon's Tree


THE CURMUDGEON’S TREE traces the character roots of Lassiter Malone, a hard-bitten amoral bastard who, by genetic osmosis and the twists of circumstance, emerges as the idiosyncratic, even brutal, composite of those who preceded him. Against a vibrantly written backdrop of American history and today's bureaucratic avarice, Malone pens his recollections of a life lived on the razor’s edge. From his hardscrabble Irish ancestry to manipulative modern-day kingpin, he is a callous, cynical cuss you may, albeit begrudgingly, come to admire.

Hard though Lassiter Malone’s heart became it was won over by two women, the mercurial Kathleen Lowell Prescott, the high-spirited daughter of a powerful media magnate, and the ethereally beautiful Scarlett Belle Tannehill, born to the wealth carved out of the towering Louisiana pine forests.  

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About David R. Branon

David Branon, a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard University, was the chief executive officer of a very successful business that was ultimately folded into a worldwide sporting goods conglomerate. He became chairman of that entity’s multi-million dollar American operation before strapping on an early parachute to pursue the passion of words rather than the sterility of numbers, however lucrative the latter may have been. Read more


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IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT God gave us memory so we could have roses in the winter.
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ISBN: 9781457511646
320 pages
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