Grand Reads Book Club: Two Trees Make a Forest by Jessica J. Lee

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Grand River Stanley Park Community Library
GR Meeting Room

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Join us in-person to connect with other readers, learn new perspectives and get to know your community library! Each month we'll read a different title from a variety of genres and authors. New members are always welcome!


Registration required.


In October, we will be discussing Two Trees Make A Forest by Jessica J Lee. This title is available as an ebook or an audiobook from DownloadLibrary.


 A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Jessica J. Lee to her ancestral homeland, Taiwan. She seeks his story while growing closer to the land he knew.

Lee hikes mountains home to Formosan flamecrests, birds found nowhere else on earth and swims in a lake of drowned cedars. She bikes flatlands where spoonbills alight by fish farms and learns about a tree whose fruit can float in the ocean for years, awaiting landfall. Throughout, Lee unearths surprising parallels between the natural and human stories that have shaped her family and their beloved island. Joyously attentive to the natural world, Lee also turns a critical gaze upon colonialist explorers who mapped the land and named plants, relying on and often effacing the labour and knowledge of local communities.


By participating in this program, you acknowledge that you accept and agree to Kitchener Public Library‚Äôs Safe Use Code.




Event Type(s): Book Club
Age Group(s): Adults, Seniors
Presenter: Ana
Ana Alves
(519) 896-1736

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