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Hawk, Jennifer Dance

See our global eco-fiction spotlight on Jennifer Dance’s White Feather collection at Dragonfly.eco. Hawk, a First Nations teen from northern Alberta, is a cross-country runner who aims to win gold in an upcoming competition between all the schools in Fort McMurray. But when Hawk discovers he has leukemia, his identity […]

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On a River’s Bank, A Madhavan

Unfortunately I cannot find this book at Goodreads yet, but the Hindu Business Line has an interesting article with the title: Unquiet Flows a River: The English translation of a famed 1974 Tamil novel lets a broader audience take in the ethos of a subaltern people in a fecund Dravidian […]

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Swarga, Ambikasutan Mangad

Translated from the Malayalam, this novel transforms an environmental movement against Endosulfan, a pesticide used in north Kerala, into a fable of great power. Man and Woman, in retreat from the world, live in an almost magical forest, looking after a sick child till they find a whole population poisoned […]

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Leaf & Echo Peak, Jo Marshall

When we began the site, we included Jo Marshall’s children’s books as separated posts rather than one series. Please search for “Twig Stories” in the search bar to find the first three volumes of this wonderful and brilliantly illustrated children’s series. In the previous three adventure novels Twigs are thrust […]

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Oink. A Food for Thought Mystery, JL Newton

Thanks to the author, who told me that her new novel “engages with many environmental themes and tries to enlarge the meaning of ‘deep ecology.’” More from JL Newton My novel, Oink. A Food for Thought Mystery, is a sly send up of universities in general for their ever increasing […]

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The Shark Club, Ann Kidd Taylor

A novel about love, loss, and sharks by the New York Times bestselling coauthor of the memoir Traveling with Pomegranates….Set against the intoxicating backdrop of palm trees, blood orange sunsets, calypso bands, and key lime pies, The Shark Club is a love story, an environmental mystery, and an exploration of […]

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Only the Animals, Ceridwen Dovey

Ten tales are told by the souls of animals killed in human conflicts in the past century or so, from a camel in colonial Australia to a cat in the trenches in World War I, from a bear starved to death during the siege of Sarajevo to a mussel that […]

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The Wolf’s Boy, Susan Williams Beckhorn

Beckhorn spent countless hours researching the history of canine-human companionship through the ages and learning about the behaviors of wolves and dogs. She also observed wolf behavior first-hand at the Wolf Conservation Center in New Salem, Albany County, and found listening to wolves “singing” to be a  “life-altering experience.” –Democrat […]

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Wild Things, Jaimee Wriston Colbert

Brace yourself for Jaimee Wriston Colbert’s Wild Things. These linked rural noir stories unfold their wings near the Susquehanna River in a landscape graced by wildlife and haunted by lost property, “business after business failing, padlocking their doors, factories with their boarded up windows, just another has-been town slowly shutting […]

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Night of the Animals, Bill Broun

Broun packs his novel with futuristic invention, Chablis-dry humor and a thick, dreamy nostalgia for the midsummer mayhem of Puck and his retinue — that old, good Britain. –New York Times, “The Shortlist / Eco-Fiction” Night of the Animals is an enchanting and inventive tale that explores the boundaries of […]

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Among Animals 2, JoeAnn Hart

Coming September 15, 2016: Ashland Creek Press is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of its second anthology of short fiction, Among Animals 2: The Lives of Animals and Humans in Contemporary Short Fiction. The relationships among human and non-human animals have captivated writers since the beginning of time—and the […]

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Kissing Frogs, Alisha Sevigny

Popular party girl and high school senior Jessica Scott has a secret: she used to be a nerd — a big one — a goody two-shoes, grade-skipping, all-state spelling bee champ. But she lost the braces, put on some contacts, and applied all her academic genius to studying and imitating […]

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Adventures of the Sizzling Six: Monarch Mysteries, Claire Datnow

Thanks to Claire Datnow for writing to tell us about her YA series, The Adventures of the Sizzling Six: Monarch Mysteries. There are now eight volumes out in this series. Media Mint Publishing describes the series: In Monarch Mysteries, the cast of plucky teenage girls pit themselves against foolish neighbors […]

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Leaf & the Rushing Waters (Twig Stories, Vol. 1), Jo Marshal

When a glacier melts, a dam of ice fractures, and a river called the Rushing Waters is set loose on an old growth forest. The flood surrounds an ancient tree, where impish, stick creatures, the Old Seeder Twigs, are stranded. Their fate is tied to an enormous and sinister beaver […]

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