Cumberland County book and plant lovers are encouraged to participate in Longwood Gardens’ 7th Community Read, a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation. This year, the 2020 Community Read pushes the readers into the wacky, weird, and wild world of plants.

The first book is Sue Burke’s science fiction debut novel “Semiosis.” This tale of intrigue follows a group of colonists forced to land on a planet they aren't prepared for, where plants are the dominant life forms and humans are their pawns. “Semiosis” is a generation spanning sci-fi tale, told through the lens of multiple perspectives across the first 107 years of settlement.

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