"Variety is the spice of life!"
Join Gaye from Village Books, Lynden, and the Front Streeters book group as they discuss books from a variety of genres. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the conference room at the Inn at Lynden. All are welcome!
Wednesday, January 18, 7:00pm
The Golden Spruce: A True Story of Myth, Madness, and Greed by John Vaillant
A tale of obsession so fierce that a man kills the thing he loves most: the only giant golden spruce on earth.
When a shattered kayak and camping gear are found on an uninhabited island in the Pacific Northwest, they reignite a mystery surrounding a shocking act of protest. Five months earlier, logger-turned-activist Grant Hadwin had plunged naked into a river in British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands, towing a chainsaw. When his night's work was done, a unique Sitka spruce, 165 feet tall and covered with luminous golden needles, teetered on its stump. Two days later it fell.
As vividly as John Krakauer puts readers on Everest, John Vaillant takes us into the heart of North America's last great forest.
John Vaillant has written for The New Yorker, the Atlantic, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, and Men’s Journal, among others. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.