Sunday, March 31, 2019

Seven captivating works of cli-fi

At O, the Oprah Magazine, Amy Brady tagged seven books that provocatively tackle climate change, including:
Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward

The author received the National Book Award for this heartbreaking and often terrifying novel that takes place in Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina (“the mother that swept into the Gulf and slaughtered”). In it, the family of 15-year-old Esch, who’s expecting a baby, tries—with little in the way of shelter or resources—to cope. After the storm, Esch reflects: “I wonder where the world where that day happened has gone, because we are not in it.”
Read about another entry on the list.

Salvage the Bones is among six books on Jodi Picoult's recommended list, Peggy Frew's ten top books about "bad" mothers, and Jenny Shanks's five least supervised children in literature.

Also see: six top sci-fi books about climate change and ten top climate change fiction books for young readers.

--Marshal Zeringue