Staff Review: Finding the Mother Tree

Finding the Mother Tree
by Suzanne Simard
Review by Jo

What I loved about this book is the beautiful balance between Simard’s research and the story of her developing passion for the forest. This is science meets memoir, but the narrative is never weighed down by the information. I was spellbound. I loved Richard Powers’ Overstory, and Suzanne Simard was the inspiration for one of the main characters. My favourite one, in fact! Simard’s research is behind everything we know and are still discovering about how trees perceive, respond, connect, and converse. She is an incredible mind, and this is an extraordinary book.