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DRBIPA Nature Book Club

Want to learn more about nature and discover some great authors? Fiction and non-fiction alike, all about nature, ecology, land stewardship, history, and conservation. Join us for our new quarterly DRBIPA nature-themed book club! There are so many good reasons to join book clubs — make new friends, learn different perspectives, take a break from busy life, and much more... 

 

Register by emailing us at outreach@drbipa.org, let us know you want to join the book club!

 

We'll be reading a book each quarter and getting together in Walnut Grove or Fort Langley near the end of each quarter to discuss what we've read. Not in the area but want to take part? Join our online book club discussion group on Facebook

Current book and discussion group:

July - September 2023: The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet

  • In-person Group Discussion: Sat, September 30th @ 11:00am-12:30pm

Future and potential book club books, recommended by Park Association Members:

  • Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer

  • The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things by Peter Wohlleben

  • Held by the Land: A Guide to Indigenous Plants for Wellness by Leigh Joseph

  • The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness and Greed by John Vaillant

  • The Big ThirstThe Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water by Charles Fishman

  • Tracking GiantsBig Trees, Tiny Triumphs, and Misadventures in the Forest by Amanda Lewis

  • To Speak for the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger

  • A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park by Catherine Marie Gilbert

  • The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson

 

The Fraser Valley Regional Library has some print and e-book copies available that can be put on hold. Books can be purchased at local bookstores or special ordered, checkout Wendel's Bookstore or Black Bond Books. Other options include openlibrary.org or wherever you usually source your books and e-books.

Thanks for getting involved and joining the DRBIPA Nature Book Club. The Book Club is one of the many ways we're sharing our mission to foster stewardship of the land and education within the parks. Stay up to date on all our conservation, recreation, and education events by signing up for the park association newsletter below. 

Past books and discussion groups:

April - June 2023: All The Quiet Places: A Novel By Brian Thomas Isaac

  • In-person Group Discussion: Sat, June 10th @ 11:00am-12:30pm

January - March 2023: At Home in Nature: A Life of Unknown Mountains and Deep Wilderness, by Rob Wood

  • In-person Group Discussion: Thurs, March 23rd @ 6:30pm-8:00pm

October - December 2022: Finding the Mother Tree: Uncovering the Wisdom and Intelligence of the Forest, by Suzanne Simard

  • In-person Group Discussion: Sat, December 10th @ 11:00am-12:30p

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