The Maytrees - Annie Dillard At first, I loved this book, particularly the way that Dilliard writes. However, as things have worn on, I'm not such a fan. The characters are flat and do nothing to evoke my empathy, and the plot becomes almost trite. Maytree leaves Lou and moves to Maine with her best friend? Oh. She's distraught? Oh. It doesn't have the power I'd hoped it would.