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Mnemonic: A Book of Trees

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Warm, imaginative, and thoroughly original, this memoir intertwines the mysteries of trees with the defining moments in the life of novelist and essayist Theresa Kishkan. For Kishkan, trees are memory markers of life, and in this book she explores the presence of trees in nature, in culture and in her personal history. Naming each chapter for a particular tree -- the Garry ...more
ebook, 260 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Goose Lane Editions
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Chuck Erion
An interesting memoir of life, from childhood to parenting to empty nest, on Vancouver Island, with a side trip to Crete. She uses trees and tree lore as themes for each chapter. Enjoyed her love of choral music and taking up singing lessons in middle age.
Didn't finish. Lovely, but too smart for me.
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