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Love the Earth, Love Some Eco-Fiction

The Dog Stars
by Peter Heller

Surviving a pandemic disease that has killed everyone he knows, a pilot establishes a shelter in an abandoned airport hangar before hearing a random radio transmission that compels him to risk his life to seek out other survivors.
Station Eleven
by Emily St. John Mandel

The sudden death of a Hollywood actor during a production of King Lear marks the beginning of the world's dissolution, in a story told at various past and future times from the perspectives of the actor and four of his associates.
Painted Horses
by Malcolm Brooks

A young archeologist surveying a Western canyon in the 1950s ahead of the planned construction of a major dam meets a former mounted cavalryman who shows her the beauty in the stark landscape around her.
Mermaids in Paradise
by Lydia Millet

A satirical tale by the Pulitzer Prize-finalist author of Love in Infant Monkeys follows the experiences of a honeymooning couple whose happiness is interrupted by mermaids, kidnappers and mercenaries.
Gray Mountain
by John Grisham

Losing her job at New York City's largest law firm in the weeks after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, Samantha becomes an unpaid intern in a small Appalachian community where she stumbles upon dangerous secrets.
by Edan Lepucki

After escaping the crumbling ruins of Los Angeles for a shack in the wilderness, Cal and Frida realize they are pregnant and seek refuge in the nearest settlement—a guarded, dark and paranoid community that poses a whole new set of dangers.
The Bees
by Laline Paull

A member of the lowest caste in her orchard hive, Flora 717, due to her courage and strength, finds her way into the Queen's inner sanctum where she discovers secrets about the hive that cause her to challenge authority and perform unthinkable acts.
Flight Behavior
by Barbara Kingsolver

Tired of living on a failing farm and suffering oppressive poverty, bored housewife Dellarobia Turnbow, on the way to meet a potential lover, is detoured by a miraculous event on the Appalachian mountainside that ignites a media and religious firestorm that changes her life forever.
All Over Creation
by Ruth L. Ozeki

Returning home to the Idaho potato farm she fled twenty-five years earlier, Japanese-American Yumi struggles with her father's terminal illness, her mother's Alzheimer's, her former best friend, and a former lover who once offended the town.
A Friend of the Earth
by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Set in a grim near-future 2025 A.D. southern California, this novel follows the adventures of an ecoterrorist whose efforts to save the planet unwittingly place his own family at risk. By the author of The Tortilla Curtain.