Evergreen by Rebecca Rasmussen
The story also focuses upon Hux’s sister Naamah, and their relationship.
Hux locates his half-sister in a logging camp, years after she has left Hopewell, an orphanage, that has left her emotionally and physically scarred.
Hux, who is a taxidermist and barely scraping by, tries to help Naamah heal; he tries to return a small piece of the childhood that was stolen from her.
This is a heart-breaking story with many warm and humorous moments.
Readers who like Evergreen may also like Orphan Train by Christina Kline, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and Bloodroot by Amy Greene.