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The big day is here!

In just 2 days, on October 19th, THE PLANT HUNTER will hit bookstore shelves in the USA, Canada and the UK! It will also be available as an audio book and e-book! I've included a lineup of exciting activities for this week below, and you can find more details at the EVENTS link on my website.

Recent Book Tour Interviews & Podcast Recordings

In-person Events

All of our indoor in-person events have mask mandates to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Tuesday, October 26th at 5:30 PM (ET)
Join me at for an author conversation with Maryn McKenna at Emory University, hosted by the Emory Center for the Study of Human Health and the Georgia Center for the Book. Free and open to the public! Registration required -- seats are limited!

Virtual Events

Friday, October 22nd at 11 AM (ET)
Join me for a lecture hosted by the New York Botanical Gardens. Free and open to the public! Registration required.

Friday, October 22nd at 7 PM (ET)
Join me for an author conversation with Dr. Mark Plotkin, hosted by Books & Books, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Miami Book Fair! Free and open to the public! Registration required.

Fabulous Critic's Reviews are In!

“Cassandra Quave is a woman with incredible grit and courage.”
—Temple Grandin, bestselling author of Thinking in Pictures


“This book is fascinating for anyone who is curious about the potential impact that plants, waiting in the wings for scientific discovery, can have on our health. . . . [It] is a wonderfully engaging memoir of how Quave first ventured into science and ultimately the field of ethnobiology . . . [that] is inspiring and easy to grasp even for those who have no grasp of—or curiosity about—science.”
—The Marin Independent Journal

“In The Plant Hunter, Cassandra Quave traces her fast-paced and barrier-breaking path to become a scientist, and takes us on a romp through jungles, swamps, deserts, and mountains in search of the holiest of botanical grails: tomorrow’s life-saving medicines. We need more scientists like Quave—resourceful, good-humored, and ready to solve Earth’s most pressing problems.”
—Daniel Stone, National Geographic writer and bestselling author of The Food Explorer
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