Author Amy Stewart Presents THE TREE COLLECTORS

By Kat La Mantia | June 21 2024 | AllGiftBlogAdultsGeneral

“I love everything Amy Stewart has ever created, but this book is my favorite yet. I’m giving this book to everyone I know. Because it, like its subject, is a gift.”
—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love

On sale July 16, The Tree Collectors is a stunning tribute to a group of devoted nature lovers, containing fifty vignettes of remarkable people whose lives have been transformed by their obsessive passion for trees–written and charmingly illustrated by the New York Times bestselling author of The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart.

When Amy Stewart discovered a community of tree collectors, she expected to meet horticultural fanatics driven to plant every species of oak or maple. But she also discovered that the urge to collect trees springs from something deeper and more profound: a longing for community, a vision for the future, or a path to healing and reconciliation.

In this slyly humorous, informative, often poignant volume, Stewart brings us captivating stories of people who spend their lives in pursuit of rare and wonderful trees and are transformed in the process. Vivian Keh has forged a connection to her Korean elders through her persimmon orchard. The former poet laureate W. S. Merwin planted a tree almost every day for more than three decades, until he had turned a barren estate into a palm sanctuary. And Joe Hamilton cultivates pines on land passed down to him by his once-enslaved great-grandfather, building a legacy for the future.

Check out this video from Amy herself sharing what drew her to this remarkable community of arboreal admirers, and then take a sneak peek inside the pages of the book with our flip through preview!

 

The Tree Collectors
Tales of Arboreal Obsession
9780593446850
Fifty gorgeously illustrated vignettes of remarkable people whose lives have been transformed by their obsessive passion for trees--from Amy Stewart, the New York Times bestselling author of The Drunken Botanist.
$32.00 US
Jul 16, 2024
6-1/4 x 8-1/4
Hardcover
336 Pages
Random House