LIVE via Zoom:
Wednesday, April 15, 5:30 PM
PLG Nonfiction Book Group discusses Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore
Led for this month (virtually!) by Greenlight bookseller Geo, our nonfiction book group in Prospect Lefferts Gardens reads and discusses the most fascinating topics in nonfiction, both classic and contemporary, with seasonal themes covering a variety of genres. For April, the group discusses 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist Rising by Elizabeth Rush. Rising is both a highly original work of lyric reportage and a haunting meditation on how to let go of the places we love. With every passing day, and every record-breaking hurricane, it grows clearer that climate change is neither imagined nor distant—and that rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States in irrevocable ways. 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 testimonials from those facing this choice with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of these vulnerable communities, Rising privileges the voices of those too often kept at the margins.
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Please note: this online meeting is the last regular meeting of this book group until further notice. Stay tuned for a new book group schedule coming soon.