Gospel of Trees: A Memoir


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Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:00am to 11:30am
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An interview with Apricot Irving

Today on Between the Covers, Suzanne LaGrande interviews award-winning writer, teacher, and community activist Apricot Irving. She is the author of Gospel of Trees: A Memoir, a lyrical meditation on ecology, loss and the tangled history of missions in Haiti, which won the 2019 Oregon Book Award.


In the interview, Apricot talks about what it was like to grow up in Haiti, her father's mission to preserve wild spaces through tree planting, the complex history of colonialism and the equally complex relationships within her own family. She also discusses the destructiveness of  believing one can do it right and how failure can be the wisest of teachers.

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