Elayna's Climate Change Reading List

California Against the Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline By Rosanna Xia Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781597146197
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Published: Heyday Books - September 26th, 2023

From a celebrated environmental journalist, the riveting exploration of sea level rise along the West Coast through human stories and ecological dramas.

2023 Golden Poppy Award Winner for Nonfiction, Chosen by the California Independent Booksellers Alliance


The Quickening: Creation and Community at the Ends of the Earth By Elizabeth Rush Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781571313966
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Published: Milkweed Editions - August 15th, 2023

A NPR Best Book of 2023
A Shelf Awareness Best Nonfiction Book of 2023
An August 2023 Indie Next Pick, selected by booksellers
A Vogue Most Anticipated Book of 2023
A WBUR Summer Reading Recommendation


The Three Ages of Water: Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present, and a Hope for the Future By Peter Gleick Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541702271
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Published: PublicAffairs - June 13th, 2023

A revelatory account of how water has shaped the course of human life and history, and a positive vision of what the future can hold—if we act now
 
From the very creation of the planet billions of years ago to the present day, water has always been central to existence on Earth.


Damnation Spring By Ash Davidson Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982144418
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Published: Scribner - May 3rd, 2022

NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Named a Best Book of 2021 by Newsweek, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times

“A glorious book—an assured novel that’s gorgeously told.” —The New York Times Book Review
“An incredibly moving epic about an unforgettable fa


Miracle Country: A Memoir of a Family and a Landscape By Kendra Atleework Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781643751412
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Published: Algonquin Books - June 1st, 2021

WINNER OF THE SIGURD F. OLSON NATURE WRITING AWARD
WINNER OF THE WOMEN WRITING THE WEST WILLA LITERARY AWARD IN CREATIVE NONFICTION


“[A] shimmering memoir . . .


The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here By Hope Jahren Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525563389
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Published: Vintage - March 3rd, 2020

The essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it. • Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet?" Elizabeth Kolbert, New York Times bestselling author of The Sixth Extinction


The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration By Jake Bittle Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781982178253
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Published: Simon & Schuster - February 21st, 2023

Shortlisted for the 2024 Carnegie Medal for Excellence

The Great Displacement is closely observed, compassionate, and far-sighted.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Under a White Sky

The untold story of climate migration in the United States—the personal stories of those experiencing displacement,


The Treeline: The Last Forest and the Future of Life on Earth By Ben Rawlence Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250270238
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Published: St. Martin's Press - February 15th, 2022

Winner of the 2023 Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

"Original and readable." ―Financial Times' Best Environmental Books of 2022

"Superb, inspiring." ―Winner, National Academies of Science Schmidt Awards for Excellence in Science Communications


“Illuminating.” —Silver Medalist, National Outdoor Book Awards


Bewilderment: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781324036142
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 1st, 2022

AN OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION
An Instant New York Times Bestseller
Shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize
Longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction
Longlisted for the 2022 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction


Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore By Elizabeth Rush Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781571313812
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Published: Milkweed Editions - March 12th, 2019

FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE IN GENERAL NONFICTION

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARD

A CHICAGO TRIBUNE TOP TEN BOOK OF 2018

A GUARDIAN, NPR's SCIENCE FRIDAY, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, AND LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF 2018


A Fire Story (Updated and Expanded Edition) By Brian Fies Cover Image
$18.99
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ISBN: 9781419746826
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 20th, 2021

From celebrated author and illustrator Brian Fies comes the graphic novel A Fire Story, a firsthand account of the Northern California wildfires of 2017—revised and expanded.

“Fies brilliantly enlists the graphic genre to further explore family, community, tradition, home and himself.” —San Francisco Chronicle

Early morn


The Overstory: A Novel By Richard Powers Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780393356687
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 2nd, 2019

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction
Winner of the William Dean Howells Medal
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
Over One Year on the New York Times Bestseller List


A Wilder Time: Notes from a Geologist at the Edge of the Greenland Ice By William E. Glassley Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658344
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - February 13th, 2018

JOHN BURROUGHS MEDAL FOR DISTINGUISHED NATURAL HISTORY BOOK

A scientist experiences primordial wonders and the wisdom of solitude in one of Earth's wildest and most endangered places


The Deluge By Stephen Markley Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781982123093
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 10th, 2023

A New York Times Notable Book
“This book is, simply put, a modern classic. If you read it, you'll never forget it.


The Light Pirate: GMA Book Club Selection By Lily Brooks-Dalton Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781538708279
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - December 6th, 2022

Set in the near future, this hopeful story of survival and resilience follows Wanda—a luminous child born out of a devastating hurricane—as she navigates a rapidly changing world: A “symphony of beauty and heartbreak” (Associated Press).

A Good Morning America Book Club pick · #1 Indie Next pick · LibraryReads pick · Book of the Mon


Walk the Vanished Earth: A Novel By Erin Swan Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593299357
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Published: Penguin Books - May 30th, 2023

"This rich, endlessly engaging novel is, one hopes, the first in a long career for an author who has the talent and imagination to write whatever she wants." --The New York Times


Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity By James Conaway Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781501128462
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 16th, 2019

The New York Times bestselling author of Napa tells the captivating story of how the Napa Valley region transformed into an extraordinary engine of commerce, glamour, and an outsized version of the American dream—and how it could be lost—in “a strong plea for responsible stewardship of the land” (Kirkus Reviews).

Not so long ago, wine was


The Handmaid's Tale: A Novel By Margaret Atwood Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385490818
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Published: Anchor - March 16th, 1998

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An instant classic and eerily prescient cultural phenomenon, from “the patron saint of feminist dystopian fiction” (The New York Times). Now an award-winning Hulu series starring Elizabeth Moss.


Parable of the Sower By Octavia E. Butler Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

This acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from an award-winning author "pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid's Tale" and includes a foreword by N. K. Jemisin (John Green, New York Times).


Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel By Claire Vaye Watkins Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594634246
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2016

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Washington Post, NPR,  Vanity Fair, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Refinery 29, Men's Journal, Ploughshares, Lit Hub, Book Riot, Los Angeles Magazine, Powells, BookPage and Kirkus Reviews