BF Book Club

Broken Forests Book Club

During our Endangered Boreal Symposium Series and Tour this past Summer we shared with all our participants, mentors and guides our favourite books that have helped us to appreciate and understand our connections to the natural world and the spirits that exist within natural spaces.


Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants is a 2013 nonfiction book by American professor Robin Wall Kimmerer and published by Milkweed.

Landscape and Memory is A Time Magazine Best Books of the Year in 1995.  Award-winning author Simon Schama ranges over continents and centuries to reveal the psychic claims that human beings have made on nature. He tells of the Nazi cult of the primeval German forest; the play of Christian and pagan myth in Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers; and the duel between a monumental sculptor and a feminist gadfly on the slopes of Mount Rushmore. Published by Vintage Books.