Elizabeth Rush - Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

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Presented by Point Reyes Books at Point Reyes Books, Point Reyes Station CA

Aug 07 2018
Elizabeth Rush - Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Elizabeth Rush reads from her collection of essays about climate and our changing coasts

About Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. We live in a time of unprecedented hurricanes and catastrophic weather events, a time when it is increasingly clear that climate change is neither imagined nor distant–and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways.

In this highly original work of lyrical reportage, journalist Elizabeth Rush guides readers through some of the places where this change has been most dramatic, from the Gulf Coast to Miami, and from New York City to the Bay Area.

For many of the plants, animals, and humans in these places, the options are stark: retreat or perish in place. Weaving firsthand accounts from those facing this choice–a Staten Islander who lost her father during Sandy, the remaining holdouts of a Native American community on a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago–with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both currently at risk and already displaced, Rising privileges the voices of those usually kept at the margins.

At once polyphonic and precise, Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.

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