The truth about ‘Trees’ in book club

Dec 05, 2017

Thomaston — The Thomaston Intergenerational Book Club will wrap up its year with “The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate — Discoveries from a Secret World” by Peter Wohlleben Tuesday, Dec. 19, at 2:30 p.m. in the main room of the library, located in the Thomaston Academy building on Main Street/Route 1.

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author 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 and 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 he has observed in his woodland.

On the third Tuesday of every month, the Intergenerational Book Club, a group of men and women of all ages, comes together at the library to share opinions and ideas about the book selection. All are welcome. Those who live in Thomaston and would like to attend but need a ride should call the library at 354-2453 a week before the discussion.

The list of books selected for 2018 are available at the library and on bookmarkers.  The first will be “Daring to Drive” by Manal al-Sharif. Books on the 2018 list will be available on the library’s Kindles and as paper copies in the library.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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