How I Became a Tree is the book selected for Shuniya's April Book Club gathering!
“I was tired of speed. I wanted to live tree time.” So writes Sumana Roy at the start of How I Became a Tree, her captivating, adventurous, and self-reflective vision of what it means to be human in the natural world.
Drawn to trees’ wisdom, their nonviolent way of being, their ability to cope with loneliness and pain, Roy movingly explores the lessons that writers, painters, photographers, scientists, and spiritual figures have gleaned through their engagement with trees—from Rabindranath Tagore to Tomas Tranströmer, Ovid to Octavio Paz, William Shakespeare to Margaret Atwood. Her stunning meditations on forests, plant life, time, self, and the exhaustion of being human evoke the spacious, relaxed rhythms of the trees themselves.
Participating in the book club is FREE, but space is limited, so please reserve your spot HERE!
Ordering your book through Shuniya (whether for the book club or to read on your own) helps to support our book club! Our price includes shipping or pick-up at the studio! Purchasing through us is not required in order to join the book club, but appreciated.
How I Became A Tree by Sumana Roy
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