Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise — a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth's fullness of life.

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kathleen dean moore

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What's New?

» "Piano Tide, a Novel" is out and available at your favorite local bookseller. Bill McKibben calls it "a savagely funny and deeply insightful novel of the tidepool and rainforest country [Moore] knows so well."

» Robin Kimmerer (Citizen Nation Potawatomi) and I have just published an essay about Standing Rock. In "The White Horse and the Humvees", we argue that:

"Here, on a highway stretching across trampled prairie grass, the fundamental contest of our time is playing out -- the global contest between two deeply different ideas about the true meaning of land."

» The Charter for Compassion International has chosen my new book, Great Tide Rising, for their Global Book Club's "Global Read." People around the world are invited to read the book; we'll all come together virtually for a conversation on October 22, 2016. For more information, or to sign up, please click here. The Charter for Compassion is one of the most hopeful organizations I know; they make me proud to be a human being.

» tide speakingKathleen is hitting the road to introduce people to her book, Great Tide Rising. You can read the 350.Eugene announcement here, or click here to watch the video of her talk at Tsunami Books in Eugene, OR.

Thanks to Nancy Lord, one of my favorite Alaskan writers, for a rousing review of Great Tide Rising in the Alaska Dispatch News.


Featured Books

NEW!! PIANO TIDE: A Novel
released December 13, 2016

Filled with music, rainwater, wildlife, and some of the oddest and most affable characters along this far shore, "Piano Tide" weaves together the fecundity of the tides with a fiercely witty and deeply spirited story about the striving of all creatures for an enduring way of life.

"In Piano Tide, Kathleen Dean Moore has given us an action adventure, a lesson in the natural history of Southeast Alaska, and a cast of unforgettable backwoods characters. As Pacific tides rise and fall, almost engulfing the hamlet called Good River Harbor, we witness humans as well as bears, salmon, and the forest itself, fighting to survive amid forces of man-made destruction and nature’s renewal. Piano Tide is a fine rad, sure to join the ranks of Ed Abbey’s Monkey Wrench Gang on the eco-thriller bookshelf."
- Annick Smith


GREAT TIDE RISING: Finding Clarity and Moral Courage to Confront Climate Change
released February 8, 2016

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life.

"In this probing and lyrical book, Moore reminds readers of the inter-relatedness of all living things through time, and she offers a clarion call to summon the moral courage to 'rage against the dying' of the Earth. An impassioned and well-reasoned cry for 'great rising tides of affirmation of justice and human decency and shared thriving.'"
– Kirkus


MORAL GROUND: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Edited by Kathleen Dean Moore and Michael P. Nelson, Foreword by Desmond Tutu

Although climate destabilization is a scientific and technical issue, it is primarily a moral issue. MORAL GROUND gathers the testimony of one hundred of the world’s moral leaders, all calling us to honor our responsibilities to the future.

"Could there be a more pressing book topic than the fate of humanity?"
– Utne Reader


WILD COMFORT: The Solace of Nature

With stories about kayaking in a snowstorm, wading among salmon in the dark, and cooking breakfast in the desert, Moore offers readers a profound meditation on the healing power of nature.

"In its grounded wisdoms, humility, curiosity, and in the kaleidoscope beauty of its descriptions, Wild Comfort reminds how to see, how to sing; how to welcome, with equal gravity and grace, whatever asks entrance into our lives. It is destined to become a classic."
- Jane Hirshfield