One Book One Community

Our 2023 campaign has ended. Thank you for participating and stay tuned for our 2024 read!

One Book One Community is a shared reading experience throughout the Thompson-Nicola Regional District. Supporting literacy and promoting Canadian authors and their stories, One Book One Community encourages discussions and helps build understanding.

2023 Read - Finding the Mother Tree by Suzanne Simard

Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest is a scientific memoir that explores the many mysteries of the forest, and of life. Through decades of research as an ecologist, Suzanne Simard has discovered that trees do not compete for resources, as conventional wisdom suggests, but communicate with each-other through fungal networks, sharing nutrients and information. At the center of the forest is the “mother tree” – the oldest one that nurtures the rest. 

Simard is a Professor of Forest Ecology at the University of British Columbia. Growing up in a logging family in British Columbia led to her career in ecology. She has lived throughout British Columbia, including Kamloops.

How to Participate

Read the Book

Borrow the book from the library and read it on your own.

Start a Book Club

We have book club kits that you can borrow for your own book club.

Tell a Friend

Discuss the book with your friends and neighbours.


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If You Liked Finding the Mother Tree...

Past Reads

With compassion and insight, ‘Five Little Indians’ chronicles the desperate quest of these residential school survivors to come to terms with their past and, ultimately, find a way forward. Michelle Good is a writer of Cree ancestry and a member of the Red Pheasant Cree Nation in SK. 

  • Winner of the 2021 Governor General’s Literary Award
  • Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist
  • Winner of the Amazon Canada First Novel Award
  • Finalist Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
  • A CBC Best Book of the year
  • A Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of the Year

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