Climate change is never far off the radar. This month we’re focusing on climate and nature, but in ways you haven’t been exposed to in the news and media — through fiction, poetry, photography, and more.
Hot off its virtual launch on Monday is Catherine Bush’s Blaze Island, a climate-themed novel like no other. Bush presents a melting North Pole, climate deniers, a category five hurricane, and a power struggle between parents who want to change the world and the children who are soon to inherit it.
If you missed the live event Monday, you can watch the recording of Catherine Bush's virtual launch here, hosted by Another Story Bookshop.
Laura Trethewey’s The Imperilled Ocean is another unique avenue through which to explore climate and nature. Sharing the stories of those called to the sea in the spirit of travel, adventure, or new life, Laura suggests that although the sea’s call has remained the same, the sea itself has not. Higher stakes and an uncertain future await those who answer.
Faced with humanity’s irreversible effects on the Earth, photographers and filmmakers Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier chronicle the massive geological impact that humans have brought upon the earth in their international bestseller, Anthropocene.
And there’s still more, including the fecund poems of Emily Nilsen in her award-winning collection, Otolith, Philip Lee’s lyrical book on the fabled Restigouche, and our how-to guide on Hurricanes, a handy volume for what’s promising to be a momentous hurricane season.
Now, a note to New Brunswickers near and far: September 19 is “I’m buying a New Brunswick Book Day | J’achète un livre du Nouveau-Brunswick.” English and French bookstores, publishers, and authors will be participating in this first-ever event and we hope you will, too. Just visit your local bookstore or find a local bookseller or publisher online and purchase a book by a New Brunswick writer on that date. Want to do more? Take a picture of yourself with your newly purchased book and share it on social media using the hashtags #myNBbook #September19 #ireadlocal or #monlivreNB #19septembre #jelislocal. New Brunswick is home to hundreds of wonderful authors and on September 19, we’ll be celebrating their work.