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“The anxieties of finding an impossible balance that most of us feel ring deeply and physically from the outset of this novel … [in My Days of Dark Green Euphoria] Cara works to come to terms with being alive in an increasingly broken world. With language that both makes the reader laugh out loud and awakens a cutting empathy, the novel follows her embodied journey splendidly.”
“[My Days of Dark Green Euphoria] has a deliciously subversive premise … The writing is good; sharp and knowing and at times beautiful. Cara is an engaging protagonist, funny and self-aware.”
“[In Saving Animals] the Aussie founder of NSW Hen Rescue dishes up a spicy mix of interviews and advocacy ... Her main ingredients are short Q&A exchanges with budding animal activists around the world ... who speak about both their favored methods of raising awareness and specific areas of concern, ranging from livestock abuse and slaughter to plastic pollutants, cruelty in the pet industry, wildlife rescue, and classroom dissections. The tone overall is friendly, chatty, and highly engaging. Helpful and inspirational.”
“If you want to do something for animals, reading Saving Animals will get you off to a great start. It allows young activists to tell their stories about what they have achieved and how they did it. Between the stories you will find wise words on how to go vegan and help make the world a better place.”
"[The Grass Library is] a wonderful book … I couldn't put it down once I began reading … beautiful prose … ”
“Three Ways to Disappear is informative [and] refreshingly complex ... ”
“[Where Oceans Hide Their Dead ] is a captivating eco-thriller... ”
“Full of drama, adventure, tragedy, and heroes fighting against the most daunting of odds, No Word for Wilderness shows us what nature writing can be. ”
"The Crows of Beara is a love song to Ireland that combines dazzling views of wild, sweeping landscapes with a hard, honest look at the need for jobs in the country’s rural west…Johnson’s writing is assured and passionate."
The Green and the Red and Among Animals are on this Mercy for Animals list of Incredible Books That Every Vegan Should Read This Summer.
Love Rhymes with Everything is "an ingenious and impactful approach to animal activism...helping to foster new levels of compassion and kindness for all."
Congratulations to Jennifer Caloyeras, whose novel Strays is on this list of must-read California books.
Congratulations to Jacki Skole, whose book Dogland: A Journey to the Heart of America's Dog Problem, received a Silver Nautilus Award for journalism and investigative reporting.
“Among Animals is a wonderfully varied collection…Each story gives insight into a different realm of human-animal interaction.”
“Those who have given their hearts and homes to shelter dogs will find much here [in Dogland] to validate their love.”
Love and Ordinary Creatures is "a story that’s rich with insights about love, belonging, the power of nature, and the complex connections between humans and other species."
"Any animal lover or connoisseur of high-quality fiction will appreciate this collection [Among Animals] and the artistry of its contributors."
"Captivating…[Jean] Ryan controls devastating psychological material with tight prose, quick scene changes, and a scientist's observant eye."
Congratulations to John Colman Wood, whose debut novel, The Names of Things, is a finalist for the 2013 Chautauqua Prize.
"[Olivia] Chadha's absorbing first novel depicts a family of first-generation immigrants in upstate New York encountering the difficulties of survival, assimilation and longing for home…It's a delightful intrigue, with strong characters who develop and grow throughout the book as they face frightening turns."
Blair Richmond's The Ghost Runner is "thoroughly entertaining."
"The writing in The Names of Things is beautiful, hypnotic, and exacting; this is a book to be read slowly, to be savored and absorbed as each piece of the story falls into place."
"Fischer’s appealing fiction debut [Falling Into Green] introduces feisty Irish Latina eco-psychologist Esmeralda Green…the aptly named Dr. Green and her friends are fresh enough to recycle."
"Fischer's debut mystery [Falling Into Green] introduces a fascinating topic—ecopsychology."
"Combining mystery, romance, vampires, and strong vegan and environmental messages, [Out of Breath] will have readers of light paranormal novels running to the next book in Richmond’s trilogy."
Out of Breath "blends genre tradition with West Coast environmentalism…the result feels fresh and original."