An absolute delight to read, it will make even the most lukewarm naturists fall in love with the beauty and intelligence of trees.
I've been noticing more and more books coming out about nature, the environment, and our connection with the world. These go beyond, "the environment is failing and we're the cause," to more, "we are nature, contained within, yet separate," and "reconnect with nature and recognize the beauty and depth of the natural world.
I loved Where the Crawdads Sing, and it's my favorite so far this year. Poignant, rich, and haunting, it deserves all the hype it's gotten, and more.