Contemporary

Land of Milk and Honey, C Pam Zhang

Sensuous and surprising, joyous and bitingly sharp, told in language as alluring as it is original, Land of Milk and Honey lays provocatively bare the ethics of seeking pleasure in a dying world. It is a daringly imaginative exploration of desire and deception, privilege and faith, and the roles we […]

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Indie Corner – Overlord, Eric James Fullilove

Back to the Indie Corner series Today I chat with Eric James Fullilove, author of Overlord (Atmosphere Press), a climate change speculative fiction novel. Eric James Fullilove is an MIT graduate, CPA, and published author. He has worked in mainstream media (CBS, Young and Rubicam advertising, and Scholastic, the children’s […]

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Flying Up the Mountain, Elizabeth-Irene Baitie

The companion to Crossing the Stream is a moving story of friendship and a timely reminder of our duty to nature. Ato and his friends Dzifa and Leslie have been selected to visit Nnoma, the bird sanctuary that Ato’s father helped build before he died. Ato is convinced that his […]

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Michikusa House, Emily Grandy

While spending a year on a small farm in rural Japan, a young woman named Winona, who is struggling with mental illness, finds meaning in connecting with the land, learning to grow her own food and cook with the seasons. But transformation is often bittersweet, and Winona is forced to […]

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Spellcasters, Rajat Chaudhuri

Business reporter by day, dreamcatcher by night, Chanchal Mitra wakes up in a far-off desert town, sharing a dingy hotel room with the flamboyant Mr. Kapoor, who is planning to abduct a billionaire. Kapoor insists that the billionaire tycoon is an impostor. Chanchal is unwittingly drawn into the plot. Soon […]

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The Good-Hearted Gardeners, Suniti Namjoshi

The Good-Hearted Gardeners (Spinifexpress) is eco-fiction with a twist. Can the headlong rush to extinction be halted? Will the planet and its inhabitants be saved? Suniti Namjoshi is an internationally acclaimed author, a writer of fables, poetry, satirical fiction, and children’s fiction. Born in Mumbai in 1941, she lives in a […]

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Fire in the Canyon, Daniel Gumbiner

This is a story about grape growing and wine, financial and familial struggles, and the peculiar characters and unlikely heroes one will always find in small-town California. Through the experiences of the Hechts and the escalating challenges that face their community, Fire in the Canyon is an intimate look at […]

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Spotlight – The Storm, Arif Anwar

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book     At once grounded in history and fantastically imaginative, Arif Anwar’s The Storm (Washington Square Press, 2021) “moves us deftly through time and across borders, beautifully illustrating the strange intersections we call fate, and reminding us how […]

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Stolen, Ann-Helén Laestadius

Translated by Rachel Willson-Broyles. Soon to be a Netflix film: Louise Erdrich meets Jo Nesbø in this spellbinding Swedish novel that follows a young indigenous woman as she struggles to defend her family’s reindeer herd and culture amidst xenophobia, climate change, and a devious hunter whose targeted kills are considered […]

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Pink Slime, Fernanda Trías

Winner of the Uruguayan National Literature Prize for Fiction, the Bartolomé-Hidalgo Fiction Prize, and the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Literature Prize. A port city is in the grips of an ecological crisis. The river has filled with toxic algae, and a deadly ‘red wind’ blows through its streets; […]

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Altar to an Erupting Sun, Chuck Collins

Altar to an Erupting Sun is a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead. Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, she engages in a shocking suicide murder, taking the life of […]

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The Water Diviner, Zahran Alqasmi

The Water Diviner won the 2023 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), and through IPAF will receive an English translation. According to Emerites 24/7: The Water Diviner by Zahran Alqasmi explores a new subject in modern fiction: water and its impact on the natural environment and the lives of human […]

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Blue Skies, TC Boyle

From best-selling novelist T. C. Boyle, Blue Skies is a satirical yet ultimately moving send-up of contemporary American life in the glare of climate change.

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Spotlight – M Jackson

Click here to return to the world eco-fiction series About the Book The Ice Sings Back is newly out by Green Writers Press (February 20, 2023) and has received a lot of advanced praise. In M Jackson’s debut novel, when a young girl goes missing in the remote wilderness of […]

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Birnam Wood, Eleanor Catton

From the Booker Prize–winning author of The Luminaries, Eleanor Catton’s Birnam Wood is an electrifying eco-thriller grounded in a provocative and sly exploration of some of the most pressing issues of our times. See Penguin Books for more.

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