The OLCV Book Club is back! RSVP here for our next Book Club meeting on Tuesday, March 15th at 5pm, and vote for the book you want to read.
Some of you may remember that we were supposed to discuss Ben Goldfarb’s book Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers last spring. Unfortunately, I had to take time off due to health issues, so we postponed the Book Club. I hope you all enjoyed Eager, but, after such a long hiatus, I think it makes sense to move on and dive in to our next book!
I need your help deciding what to read next. I’ve narrowed it down to three cli-fi (climate fiction) novels:
Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy (2020)
Franny Stone leaves everything behind to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration from Greenland to Antarctica. “Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy’s Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking page-turner about the possibility of hope against all odds.”
Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler (2000)
In 2025, a fire destroys Lauren Olamina’s compound, and she is forced out into a dangerous world. Lauren must make her way north to safety, along the way conceiving of “a revolutionary idea that may mean salvation for all mankind.”
Forty Signs of Rain by Kim Stanley Robinson (2004)
Charlie Quibler must find a way to get a skeptical administration to act on climate change before it’s too late—but the political climate poses almost as great a challenge as the environmental crisis. “With style, wit, and rare insight into our past, present, and possible future, this captivating novel propels us into a world on the verge of unprecedented change.”
RSVP here, and let me know which book you think we should read by January 20th! We’ll be meeting over Zoom on Tuesday, March 15th at 5pm to discuss the book. The OLCV Book Club switches off between environmental fiction and non-fiction books. This is a fun way to meet new people, share ideas, and discuss books with environmental themes. RSVP here to join us!
I’m looking forward to getting the Book Club back together and reading something new. I hope to see you there!
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