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Piano Tide by Kathleen Dean Moore
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Dec 12, 2017 | ISBN 9781619025721

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Praise for Piano Tide

“This is award–winning naturalist, philosopher, and climate activist Moore’s first foray into fiction, and it is not only a remarkably thoughtful and compelling look at the threats to endangered species and the willful destruction of the environment but also a thoroughly engaging tale featuring vividly drawn characters who grab our interest from the very first pages…Moore writes so eloquently and with such passion about the natural world, from tiny tide pool inhabitants to giant grizzlies and towering hemlocks, that she leaves the reader in wonder and awe.” —Booklist, starred review

“Piano Tide is about putting a spear into the ground and saying, ‘I will defend this place however I can’; That puts it on the shelf with Monkey Wrench Gang, although Piano Tide is its own book and a damned good one.” —Dave Foreman, author of The Great Conservation Divide and The Lobo Outback Funeral Home

Piano Tide joins Ken Kesey’s Sailor Song as one of the great novels of Alaska and its convoluted coast and history. A small group of people making a life in a village by the sea: this is Kathy Moore’s canvas, and she paints a really beautiful, intense, funny and lively portrait of Nora and her new neighbors. How to live in this world? Moore lets us ponder this by way of a great story, in this marvelous debut novel.” —Kim Stanley Robinson, author of Years of Rice and Salt

“I think Kathleen Dean Moore can do anything—including write a savagely funny and deeply insightful novel of the tidepool and rainforest country she knows so well!”—Bill McKibben

Piano Tide captures with remarkable perception the beauty of Alaska, the environmental conflicts that tear at and unite communities, and the interconnectedness of all things. You’ll be swept into this world as if by a turning tide, and you will love the characters—human and otherwise—you find there. Moore writes from deep knowledge and empathy, with an open heart.” —Nancy Lord, author of Fishcamp, Beluga Days, and Early Warming, and former Alaska Writer Laureate

“An eco–thriller that is both funny and thought–provoking.” —The Bend Bulletin

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