Two Trees Make A Forest: In Search Of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains And Coasts

byJessica J. LeeRead byNancy Wu

August 4, 2020|
Two Trees Make A Forest: In Search Of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains And Coasts by Jessica J. Lee
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An exhilarating, anti-colonial reclamation of nature writing and memoir, rooted in the forests and flatlands of Taiwan 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. Two Trees Make a Forest is a genre-shattering book encompassing history, travel, nature, and memoir, an extraordinary narrative showing how geographical forces are interlaced with our family stories.
Title:Two Trees Make A Forest: In Search Of My Family's Past Among Taiwan's Mountains And Coasts
Format:Audio Book (CD)
Product dimensions:5.7 X 5.2 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:5.7 X 5.2 X 1 in
Published:August 4, 2020
Publisher:Highbridge Audio
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781665175487

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