Earlier this year, I picked up LAB GIRL by Hope Jahren, in no way expecting to be swept away (or caught laughing to myself on the bus) reading about a girl and her trees. I adored Hopeâ€™s evocation of her Midwestern roots; her friendship with her quirky, often-homeless lab partner, an ongoing trunk of support; and, admirably, the seeds she sowed for women in science. But what I found most endearing (you can see where Iâ€™m going with this, canâ€™t you?) were the trees themselves.
Turning Over New Leaves: A Nature Collection July 7, 2016