Vancouver Book Club January Meeting – Charlotte Gill’s Eating Dirt


The Vancouver Book Club is pleased to announce that our January 2012 selection is Eating Dirt by Charlotte Gill!

Charlotte Gill spent nearly twenty years as a tree planter in the forests across Canada. In her latest book Eating Dirt she explores the subculture of the tree-planting tribe, recounts the geological and geopolitical history of forests, and questions the effectiveness of conifer plantations.

photo courtesy of the author

This loamy piece of non-fiction was published by Douglas & McIntyre  in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation, chosen as Globe 100 Best Book of the year in 2011, and short listed for the Hilary Weston Writer’s Trust Prize and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction.

Charlotte’s previous book, the short story collection Ladykiller, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for fiction and winner of the Danuta Gleed Award and the B.C. Book Prize for fiction.

Get down to your local bookseller and grab a copy of Eating Dirt, or if you’ve been nice maybe Santa will bring you one, and join us on January 28th for an intimate chat with Charlotte Gill and other readers. Let us know you’re coming by joining our Facebook event. Read more about the Vancouver Book Club and our past selections.