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August 4, 2020 33 min
Nature N8 reads a book and talks about it with the author!  This book is a mix of nature writing and memoir, that follows the narrator through Taiwan’s landscape and history. Born from an immigrant family that moved across 3 continents within 3 generations, Jessica uses her training in natural history to uncover her connections to Taiwan.  Jessica J. Lee is a British-Canadian-Taiwanese author based in Berlin. In this episode, she chats candidly about her feelings as an outsider/insider, her hikes in Taiwanese mountains, and the subtle politics of ecology and nature writing.  Two Trees Make a Forest (Catapult, 304 pages) comes out in the U.S. on August 4th. Get your copy from your local bookstores, or find it online at Bookshop.org. Special thanks to Jessica for reaching out to us!  Subscribe to “Waste Not a Newsletter" on Substack. Follow us on Twitter @wastenotpod. Support “Waste Not Why Not” on Patreon. Send questions to ask@wastenotwhynot.com.  EPISODE CREDIT | Emily Y. Wu (@emilyywu), executive producer | Nate Maynard (@N8May), host | Yu-Chen Lai (@aGuavaEmoji), editor | Thomas Lee, brand design | a Ghost Island Media production (@ghostislandme) | www.ghostisland.media Support the show: https://patreon.com/wastenotwhynot See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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