The Tree of Life : Eden Hope is a prize-winning, free-thinking physicist who is deep into the most important work of his career - committing to paper the formula that will express a revolutionary new way of thinking about physics and ultimately ordering the universe. When will the elusive theory come to him? Perhaps Eden is trying too hard, thinking too much. Perhaps what he needs to do is back off and gain some perspective. With the same passion he brings to his science, Eden throws himself into an affair, takes up a new hobby, flying fishing, dabbles in history and philosophy, and travels. This is the story of a man who is comfortable and secure in the heady, mysterious world of the mind and overwhelmed by the demands and complications of a full-to-overflowing life. Eden Hope is a man who is searching for something - the elusive formula, wisdom, satisfaction, life's meaning - and believes he can think his way to finding it.