2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Small Meeting Room, Lower Level
Join us as we discuss this year’s Longwood gardens Community Reads book choice, Semiosis. In this character driven novel of first contact by debut author Sue Burke, human survival hinges on an bizarre alliance. Forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, human colonists rely on their limited resources to survive. The planet provides a lush but inexplicable landscape--trees offer edible, addictive fruit one day and poison the next, while the ruins of an alien race are found entwined in the roots of a strange plant. Conflicts between generations arise as they struggle to understand one another and grapple with an unknowable alien intellect. You must have read or listened to the book to attend. Ages 18 and older, please. Registration online begins February 1.