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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?

In Seattle, an arborist learns to make trees sing, delighting and baffling listeners. As her fame skyrockets, she finds love and inspiration in Gracie, and together they dream of starting a family.


But the music in the trees that touches lives around the world also stirs deep obsessions. When jealous fans threaten her personal life, can the arborist protect what she loves most?


The Acoustic Arborist is a genre-blending contemporary fable, weaving together literary fiction, magical realism, and an LGBTQ+ love story. Perfect for book clubs, this short story offers the richness of a novel, with much to ponder and discuss.


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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