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“Maleea Acker (at left) joins four other writers shortlisted this year for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize. Three writers are up for the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. Read more here.FULL STORY



Seeing the forest

February 06th, 2023

A few years back, suffering from burn-out and too many hours hunched over a desk, over-achieving editor Amanda Lewis pledged to get outdoors and visit all the biggest trees in BC. She had recently returned to the province after nearly a decade away and it seemed a good way to get re-acquainted with its rugged, natural beauty. What could go wrong? For starters, a pandemic, climate change nightmares and the pressures of a one-year deadline she had given herself. In the end, Lewis gave up her “checklist” method and resorted to the slower, more fulfilling approach of simply getting to know the forests. She relates her metamorphosis in Tracking Giants: Big Trees, Tiny Triumphs, and Misadventures in the Forest (Greystone $24.95), due out in May. 9781771646734

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