Rising by Elizabeth Rush / Napa Bookmine + Napa Library

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Presented by Napa Bookmine and Napa County Library at Napa Main Library, Napa CA

Aug 09
Rising by Elizabeth Rush / Napa Bookmine + Napa Library

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 this highly original work of lyrical reportage, 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

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