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Community book club returns to region's libraries

'Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest' selected for readings at regional libraries, including Kamloops
Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by Suzanne Simard has been selected for the next One Book, One Community.

The Thompson-Nicola Regional Library has brought back its One Community, One Book program for another tour around the region's libraries.

The initiative selects one book for the region's communities to read and discuss each year. This year's book is Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest by UBC forest ecologist Suzanne Simard.

The book is a scientific memoir wherein Simard presents an intimate look at hte world of trees and transforms how forests are seen.

Simard illustrates the social lives of trees, communicating and caring for one another through fungal networks, sharing nutrients and information.

From an Interior logging family, Simard has been a longtime resident of the region, but her reach has been global, with her 2016 talk at TEDSummit being viewed by more than 5.4 million people.

As part of the series, Simard will present talks in Kamloops and other communities in the region.

Catch her at the Paramount Theatre at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26.

Other readings include the Chase Library on April 26, the Ashcroft Library and Logan Lake Library on April 27, the Merritt Library on April 28 and the Barriere Library and Clearwater Library on April 29.

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