Indigenous

The Same River, Lisa Reddick

Ever since a childhood tragedy bonded Jessica Jensen to Oregon’s mighty Nesika River, she has seen herself as its guardian. Now a courageous field biologist, she has just finished gathering scientific evidence that could bring about the dismantling of the massive hydro dam that threatens to destroy her river. But […]

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Sixth World Series, Rebecca Roanhorse

Part 1. Trail of Lightning See more in the series here. While most of the world has drowned beneath the sudden rising waters of a climate apocalypse, Dinétah (formerly the Navajo reservation) has been reborn. The gods and heroes of legend walk the land, but so do monsters. Goodreads Review […]

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Future Home of the Living God, Louise Erdrich

The idea that evolution could suddenly move backward may seem like an incredible fantasy, but in this dreamlike, suspenseful novel, it’s a fitting analogue for the environmental degradation we already experience. Kirkus Reviews A chilling dystopian novel both provocative and prescient, Future Home of the Living God is a startlingly […]

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The Marrow Thieves, Cherie Dimaline

In the latest YA novel by Métis writer and editor Cherie Dimaline, the world has been ravaged by global warming. Cities have crumbled from the coastlines, “breaking off like crust,” and hurricanes, earthquakes, and tsunamis have wiped out entire communities. Millions of people have lost their lives, and those who […]

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Deena Metzger’s A Rain of Nightbirds, Review by Mary Fillmore

Review of A Rain of Night Birds, by Deena Metzger Author: Mary Fillmore To read Deena Metzger’s compelling novel A Rain of Night Birds is to enter the consciousness of two people who take climate chaos and its consequences in deadly earnest.  Both are professional climatologists who know the numbers, […]

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The Spawning Grounds, Gail Anderson-Dargatz

Sharp imagery and spare dialogue are put to good use in Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s ghost tale of a mysterious force intent on destroying a family in rural British Columbia. The Globe and Mail The long-awaited new novel by the two-time Giller-shortlisted author is full of the qualities Gail Anderson-Dargatz’s fans love: […]

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Natural Histories: Stories, Guadalupe Nettel

Translated by J.T. Lichtenstein. Siamese fighting fish, cockroaches, cats, a snake, and a strange fungus all serve here as mirrors that reflect the unconfessable aspects of human nature buried within us. The traits and fates of these animals illuminate such deeply natural, human experiences as the cruelty born of cohabitation, […]

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The Swan Book, Alexis Wright

The Swan Book is set in the future, with Aboriginals still living under the Intervention in the north, in an environment fundamentally altered by climate change. It follows the life of a mute young woman called Oblivia, the victim of gang-rape by petrol-sniffing youths, from the displaced community where she […]

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