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The Acoustic Arborist
now on out Kindle

Published June 12, 2024

What if the trees in your backyard could play music when it rained?

When an arborist in Seattle discovers a way to make trees sing, she delights and mystifies everyone who hears their melodies. Her groundbreaking talent brings her global attention, but her heart belongs to her wife, her muse.


As the arborist’s melodies spread, they stir dangerous obsessions in some listeners. When jealousy and threats emerge from her fervent fans, she must navigate these perils to protect what she holds dear.


“The Acoustic Arborist” is a captivating contemporary fable, blending literary fiction, magical realism, and a heartfelt LGBTQ+ love story. Ideal for book clubs, this story offers the richness of a novel in about 25 pages. The ebook includes a playlist so you can listen to the music while you read, inviting a truly immersive experience.


SARAH BURT HOWELL is a short story writer based in Seattle, WA. With a love for music and nature, she enjoys exploring the intersections of art, science, and human experience in her writing.

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