Ever since the New York Times, at the beginning of the year, ran a piece on German forester Peter Wohlleben and how a book of on trees his was at the top of German bestseller lists, there has been great anticipation for when it would appear in a North American edition. That time is now. We are thrilled that, on a brief North American tour that had one Sunday afternoon window for Peter Wohlleben’s coming to Seattle, that he is able to do so here today for The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate: Discoveries from a Secret World (from Vancouver’s Greystone Books/David Suzuki Institute). “[Peter Wohlleben’s] deep understanding of the lives of trees, reached through decades of careful observation and study, reveals a world so astonishing that if you read his book, I believe that forests will become magical places for you.” - Tim Flannery, from the Foreword. “Soon after we begin to recognize trees for what they are - gigantic beings thriving against incredible odds for hundreds of years - we naturally come to ask, ‘How do they do it?’ This charming book tells how.” - Hope Jahren.