Rising by Elizabeth Rush audiobook

Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore

By Elizabeth Rush
Read by Coleen Marlo

Brilliance Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781721333080

  • ISBN: 9781721333080

Runtime: 7.67 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

Harvey. Maria. Irma. Sandy. Katrina. 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 irrevocable ways.

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 a drowning Isle de Jean Charles, a neighborhood in Pensacola settled by escaped slaves hundreds of years ago―with profiles of wildlife biologists, activists, and other members of the communities both currently at risk and already displaced, Rising privileges the voices of those usually kept at the margins.

At once polyphonic and precise, Rising is a shimmering meditation on vulnerability and on vulnerable communities, both human and more than human, and on how to let go of the places we love.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Addresses elevated sea levels from front stoops and town halls of communities watching their climate change through clinched teeth.” Chicago Tribune
“Rush captures nature with precise words that almost amount to poetry; the book is further enriched with illuminating detail from the lives of those people inhabiting today’s coasts…Elegies like this one will play an important role as people continue to confront a transformed, perhaps unnatural world.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Rush

Author Bio: Elizabeth Rush

Elizabeth Rush’s journalism has appeared in the Washington Post, Harper’s, Guernica, Granta, Orion, and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Andrew Mellon Foundation Fellowship for Pedagogical Innovation in the Humanities; the Metcalf Institute Fellowship; and the Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University and her BA from Reed College. She lives in Rhode Island, where she teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 7.67
Audience: Adult
Language: English