About the Book Club
Join Imago in exploring books and stories that celebrate the beauty and importance of the natural world. We will read books that inspire, educate, and connect us to the environment. Club members can order a free book from Imago or pick up their own copy. We’ll spend about three weeks reading the book. We’ll meet and discuss virtually, and then we come together on the 6th week for a potluck, discussion and celebration. Even if you can’t make every discussion or the potluck, we’d love to have you read along with us.
Please note that Imago uses the Fable app to manage the virtual discussions and to publish the schedule, you don’t need to use Fable to join the club.
This session starts – January 25th
Potluck and discussion – March 7th, 6:30 – 8:30 at Imago (details will be sent in advance).
About Hidden Life of Trees
Dive into the enchanting world of “The Hidden Life of Trees” by Peter Wohlleben! This captivating book unveils the thrilling secrets of forests, showcasing the vibrant social connections and resilience of trees. Each page reveals a new layer of the forest’s mesmerizing and interconnected life.
Are trees social beings? In The Hidden Life of Trees forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration that he has observed in his woodland.
A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • One of the most beloved books of our time: an illuminating account of the forest, and the science that shows us how trees communicate, feel, and live in social networks. After reading this book, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.
“Breaks entirely new ground … [Peter Wohlleben] has listened to trees and decoded their language. Now he speaks for them.”—The New York Review of Books
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BRAINPICKINGS • HONORABLE MENTION: SEJ Rachel Carson Environment Book Award • Shortlisted: Audible International Book of the Year Award • Books For a Better Life Award • Indie Choice Award—Nonfiction Book of the Year
“A declaration of love and an engrossing primer on trees, brimming with facts and an unashamed awe for nature.”—Washington Post
“Heavily dusted with the glitter of wonderment.”—The New Yorker