Saturday, January 16, 2010

Local Author Spotlight: Diana Wells

This weekend, we were pleased to welcome Diana Wells, author of Lives of the Trees to the bookshop! A friend to all trees and an advocate of green living, Diana doesn't travel much--to keep her carbon footprint low--but joined us for an exclusive signing.

Her books are favorites of ours in our Nature and Gardening sections, and her newest book, Lives of the Trees, is no exception. In it, Wells explores humanity's intricate and deep-rooted history with trees. As she investigates the names and meanings of trees, telling their legends and lore, she reminds us of just how innately bound we are to these protectors of our planet. Since the human race began, we have depended on them for food, shade, shelter and fuel, not to mention furniture, musical instruments, medicine utensils and more.

Wells was recently featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"; click here to learn more, and to listen to her interview in its entirety. Then, visit us at Farley's--the only place you can find a signed copy of Lives of the Trees!

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