Book Buzz: After the Flood

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag Climate fiction, also known as “cli-fi” (referential to sci-fi), explores what life on earth will be like if climate change and global warming continue unchecked. Stories in this genre are important in that they can connect us emotionally with planetary changes occurring in our own backyards. Kassandra Montag’s debut … Read moreBook Buzz: After the Flood

Book Buzz: The History of Living Forever

The History of Living Forever by Jake Wolff Precocious, brilliant Conrad Aybinder just spent summer vacation working with his favorite teacher to develop a winning science fair competition entry for the coming school year. In classic summer-love-story fashion, the teacher is also Conrad’s first love. And then, contrary to the title of Jake Wolff’s debut … Read moreBook Buzz: The History of Living Forever

Book Buzz: A Fire Story

A Fire Story by Brian Fies A recent report by the U.S. Climate Prediction Center and the National Interagency Fire Center calling for this year’s wildfire potential to be “above normal” in the Pacific Northwest may have Whatcom County residents already thinking about the threat of local fires and another summer of smoke-filled air. But … Read moreBook Buzz: A Fire Story

Book Buzz: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead

Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead by Sara Gran There’s something really fun and escapist about hard-boiled detective novels, and Sara Gran’s first Claire DeWitt mystery, Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead, delivers in spades.  There’s a self-destructive protagonist who may or may not be a reliable narrator. It’s set in … Read moreBook Buzz: Claire DeWitt and the City of the Dead