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Two trees make a forest : travels among Taiwan's mountains and coasts in search of my family's past
Book Book | Hamish Hamilton, Toronto : [2020]

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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. 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 labor and knowledge of local communities.
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  • ISBN: 9780735239579 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Hamish Hamilton, [2020]

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