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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What's New?

» Kathleen's closing address for the Tribunal on Fracking, Climate Change, and Human Rights is now available on her YouTube channel.

» Valorie Grace Hallinan has posted a review of Great Tide Rising on her “Books can save a life” blog. It’s such a perceptive review that I turn to it when my own writing compass goes awry. I hope you have a chance to read it.

» Click here to listen to Kathleen and Nancy Cook discuss the upcoming performance of A CALL TO LIFE in Astoria, with radio host Donna Quinn of Coast Radio and the Cannery Pier Hotel.

» Read Miranda Perrone’s interview of Kathleen for Terrain.org here.

» Check out this interview with Eco-Fiction as part of their "Authors Who Tackle Climate Change in Fiction" series. It focusses on Piano Tide.

» The online literary journal Terrain.org has just published two excerpts from Piano Tide here.

» Check out our new website, musicandclimateaction.com – everything you need to know to book a performance of A CALL TO LIFE, a powerful music and spoken-word call to action on the global extinction crisis, from concert pianist Rachelle McCabe and creative writer Kathleen Dean Moore. "...at once devastating and inspiring, despairing and hopeful." –Mark Hixon, marine biology, U of Hawaii.

» Kathleen and Rachelle McCabe are excited to perform "A Call to Life" in Astoria's beautiful Liberty Theater on Friday, April 20. The piano/spoken-word program about extinction and climate change is sponsored by Oregon Humanities and organized by the wonderful Nancy Cook. Click here for tickets.

» Two new interviews of Kathleen have just been posted. Tune in to othe podcast, "Defender of the Wet and Wild" on Mrs. Green’s World from Tucson, and "Great Tide Rising” on VoiceAmerica out of Calgary.

» Kathleen’s new novel, Piano Tide, has just been named the 2017 WILLA Literary Award Winner in Contemporary Fiction. And, Piano Tide is now out in paperback – just in time for your book club’s 2018 list!

» LitHub listed Piano Tide in "Five Books You May Have Missed in the Holiday Rush: a brief look at the worthy and overlooked of December". Check out the published excerpt here.

» If you are wondering what we can do to shut down fossil fuels, be sure to catch Kathleen’s new article in ORION, "One Good Turn."

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Featured Books

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