THE MEMORY TREES Blog Tour and Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to participate in the The Memory Trees blog tour today! If you haven’t added this book to your TBR yet, find out all about why you need to below and be sure to enter the giveaway!

About the Book

BOOK COVERThe Memory Trees

by Kali Wallace

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Release Date: October 10, 2017

Genre: Young Adult, Magical Realism, Fantasy, Paranormal

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The Memory Trees is a dark magical realism novel about a mysterious family legacy, acenturies-old feud, and a tragic loss that resurfaces when sixteen-year-old Sorrow returns to her mother’s family orchard for the summer.

Sorrow Lovegood’s life has been shaped by the stories of the women who came before her: brave, resilient women who settled long ago on a mercurial apple orchard in Vermont. The land has been passed down through generations, and Sorrow and her family take pride in its strange history. Their offbeat habits may be ridiculed by other townspeople — especially their neighbors, the Abrams family — but for the first eight years of her life, the orchard is Sorrow’s whole world.

Then one winter night everything changes. Sorrow’s sister Patience is tragically killed. Their mother suffers a mental breakdown. Sorrow is sent to live with her dad in Miami, away from the only home she’s ever known.

Now sixteen, Sorrow’s memories of her life in Vermont are maddeningly hazy; even the details of her sister’s death are unclear. She returns to the orchard for the summer, determined to learn ore about her troubled childhood and the family she left eight years ago. Why has her mother kept her distance over the years? What actually happened the night Patience died? Is the orchard trying to tell her something, or is she just imagining things?

About the Author


Kali Wallace studied geology and geophysics before she decided she enjoyed inventing imaginary worlds as much as she liked researching the real one. Her short fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, F&SF, Asimov’s, Lightspeed Magazine, and Her first novel, Shallow Graves, was published by Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins in 2016. Her second novel, The Memory Trees, will follow in 2017. She lives in southern California.


1 signed hardcover copy of THE MEMORY TREES by Kali Wallace (US Only).


Pre-order Giveaway

There’s a preorder giveaway: anybody who preorders by 10/10 can get a signed bookplate and some bookmarks if they send an email to



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Have you added The Memory of Trees to your TBR yet? What are some of your favorite magical realism novels?

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14 thoughts on “THE MEMORY TREES Blog Tour and Giveaway!

  1. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    That poor girl! Her name is Sorrow?! Oy. No wonder she has a tragic life.

    I am definitely intrigued by a paranormal magical realism novel. As you know, Krysti, I ADORE magical realism. But I’m not that into paranormal books… Hm. This might be a good entryway into more paranormal books for me. I’ve added it to my TBR just in case. Will you be reading it? If so, I look forward to your review helping me determine if I might read this or not!

    • KrystiYAandWine says:

      Hahaha. I didn’t think about that, but yeah. Maybe a little foreshadowing there. 😆

      I’ve never read a book that combines those genres either. I love magical realism when it’s done well, but I think it’s tough to make it really believable. There’s only a handful that I really love. I am hopefully going to read it this month. 🤞

      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        I can’t wait to see what you think. I think I have more tolorance for magical realism than most; often people are frustrated or confused by things I just accept blindly. I love that the magic in magical realism is never really explained. While that would frustrate me in a fantasy novel (poor world building!), I think that’s the WHOLE POINT of magical realism! It just happens in real life. And you accept it. Because that’s what magic is. 🙂

      • KrystiYAandWine says:

        Hahaha. You feel the way about magical realism that I feel about fantasy. I love your outlook on it! For me anything in the real world has to make logical sense. I don’t know why it’s so much harder for me to suspend my sense of disbelief in that setting, but I have a really hard time with it!

  2. LHauser27 says:

    Hi! I love the names of the characters! Magical realism seems to be my other developing interest besides contemporary 🙂 I will definitely check this one out! 🙂

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