"Green" Fiction for Adults

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A Friend of the Earth
Artist/Author/Cast:
Boyle, T. C.
Call Number:
F Boyle
Description:

Set in the year 2025, global warming and the greenhouse effect have altered the environment drastically. So, Tyrone O'Shaughnessy Tierwater commits the rest of his life to being an "Earth Forever" activist.

All Over Creation
Artist/Author/Cast:
Ozeki, Ruth
Call Number:
F Ozeki
Description:

When his estranged daughter and her children return to help with the family farm, Lloyd and his family get caught in the middle of a struggle between conservative farmers and a hippie group.

Big Woods
Artist/Author/Cast:
Faulkner, William
Call Number:
F Faulkner
Description:

This collection of Faulkner's shorter works convey his keen interest in the natural world and man's desire to control and change it.

Blues
Artist/Author/Cast:
Hersey, John; Baker, James (Illustrator)
Call Number:
F Hersey
Description:

This is a fishing story, but it is also more than that. Hersey contemplates the teeming world of the oceans and the interdependence of the creatures that live in and off of it.

Cape Perdido
Artist/Author/Cast:
Muller, Marcia
Call Number:
F Muller
Description:

When a South Carolina company wants to take water from Cape Perdido, the town's residents protest. Eventually, things get ugly and someone is killed.

Dune
Artist/Author/Cast:
Herbert, Frank
Call Number:
F Herbert
Description:

The Atreides family rule the planet Dune--the only producer of spice in the galaxy. when the evil Baron Harkonnen overthrows the Atreides, the suvivors must unite with the planet's native people to fight.

Earth Abides
Artist/Author/Cast:
Stewart, George
Call Number:
F Stewart
Description:

In this science fiction classic, Isherwood Williams returns from a trip in the California mountains to discover that a plague has wiped out most of Earth's population.

Ecotopia
Artist/Author/Cast:
Callenbach, Ernest
Call Number:
F Callenbach
Description:

In this eco-fiction novel, Oregon, Washington, and Northern California secede to form an ecologically and socially progressive society. Their citizens rely totally upon environmentally safe technology.

Forty Signs of Rain
Artist/Author/Cast:
Robinson, Kim Stanley
Call Number:
F Robinson
Description:

This is a story of the near future where the ice caps are melting. Senate staffer Charlie must get the government to act before it is too late.

Hayduke Lives!: A Novel
Artist/Author/Cast:
Abbey, Edward
Call Number:
F Abbey
Description:

George Washington Hayduke III returns to fight yet another environmental battle in this entertaining sequel to The Monkey Wrench Gang.

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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