"Green" Fiction for Adults

Looking for Peyton Place
Artist/Author/Cast:
Delinsky, Barbara
Call Number:
F Delinsky
Description:

Annie Barnes returns to her hometown because of her mother's untimely death and her sister's illness. Which she suspects were caused by mercury poisoning from the town's paper mill.

Prodigal Summer
Artist/Author/Cast:
Kingsolver, Barbara
Call Number:
F Kingsolver
Description:

Full of sassy wit and earthy poetry, Kingsolver writes a passionate adventure weaving together three beautifully intricate stories.

Savage Run
Artist/Author/Cast:
Box, C. J.
Call Number:
F Box
Description:

Game warden Joe Pickett is "tree-deep" in this widely acclaimed mystery. Pickett tries to find out who murdered an environmentalist and his wife, and finds himself fighting greedy millionaire ranchers.

Skinny Dip
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hiaasen, Carl
Call Number:
F Hiaasen
Description:

Hiassen displays his love of the Everglades in this satirical novel about Chaz Perrone, an unethical marine biologist who is more concerned for his own well being than he is for the environment.

State of Fear : A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Crichton, Michael
Call Number:
F Crichton
Description:

In Crichton's anti-global warming novel, Nick Drake, head of a radical environmentalist group, sets out to do away with his detractors and spread fear about global warming among the general public.

The Milagro Beanfield War
Artist/Author/Cast:
Nichols, John
Call Number:
F Nichols
Description:

Farmers in New Mexico unite to fight developers and politicians who have illegally stolen the water they need to keep their fields and crops productive.

The Monkey Wrench Gang
Artist/Author/Cast:
Abbey, Edward; Brinkley, Douglas (Introduction by)
Call Number:
F Abbey
Description:

Four environmentalists resort to guerilla welfare when legal tactics fail to stop ecological disasters in the southwestern desert. This is classic Edward Abbey and shouldn't be missed.

The Pelican Brief
Artist/Author/Cast:
Grisham, John
Call Number:
F Grisham
Description:

In this environmental legal thriller, law student Darby Shaw suggests a theory about the assassination of two Supreme Court Justices. The results are explosive and potentially deadly.

The Sea of Grass
Artist/Author/Cast:
Richter, Conrad
Call Number:
F Richter
Description:

Although a family story about 19th Century New Mexico ranchers, it is also a record of environmental conflict between ranchers and farmers and how each group wanted to use the land.

The Stream
Artist/Author/Cast:
Clarke, Brian
Call Number:
F Clarke
Description:

This book tells the story of a stream and all the creatures who live in or near it, and how their world slowly changes when an industrial park moves nearby.

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