Two Trees Make A Forest: In Search of My Family’s Past Among Taiwan’s Mountains and Coasts, By Jessica J. Lee
June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
These events are presented in partnership between The Couchiching Conservancy and Manticore Books.
Admission to the online event is free with the purchase of the book through Manticore Books. Log in information will be included with the book. (Those who have previously purchased the book through Manticore Books may obtain access to the event with a $5 donation to CC and proof of purchase.) Manticore Books will donate $5 of each $25 book purchase to The Couchiching Conservancy.
Visit https://www.manticorebooks.ca/ to purchase and register.
TWO TREES MAKE A FOREST: IN SEARCH OF MY FAMILY’S PAST AMONG TAIWAN’S MOUNTAINS AND COASTS, BY JESSICA J. LEE
Friday, June 18th at 2p.m. ET (7p.m. GMT – author is in UK)
Winner of the 2020 Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize and shortlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2021, Two Trees Make a Forest is a national bestseller and was listed in the top books of 2020 by both CBC and The Globe & Mail.
A chance discovery of letters written by her immigrant grandfather leads Jessica J. Lee to her ancestral homeland, Taiwan. There, she seeks his story while growing closer to the land he knew.
Jessica 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. 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 labor and knowledge of local communities.