Kathleen Dean Moore, Piano Tide
We are thrilled to welcome award-winning naturalist, philosopher, and climate activist Kathleen Dean Moore to the store on Tuesday, March 20th, at 7 pm to read from her debut novel, Piano Tide, published by Counterpoint.
In Piano Tide we are introduced to town father Axel Hagerman, who has made a killing in the remote Alaskan town of Good River Harbor by selling off the spruce, the cedar, the herring, and the halibut. But when he decides to export the water from a salmon stream, he runs headlong into young Nora Montgomery, just arrived on the ferry with her piano and her dog. Nora has burned her bridges in the Lower 48, and she aims to disappear into this new homeland, with her piano as her anchor. But when Axel's next business proposition, a bear pit, turns lethal, Nora has to act. The clash, when it comes, is a spectacular and transformative act of resistance.
Moore is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Emerita, at Oregon State University. She holds a PhD from the University of Colorado and taught critical thinking and environmental ethics at OSU for many years. Her previous books, all nonfiction, are Riverwalking: Reflections on Moving Water, winner of the 1995 Pacific Northwest Book Award; Holdfast: At Home in the Natural World, recipient of the 1999 Sigurd Olson Nature Writing Award; The Pine Island Paradox, winner of the 2004 Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction; and Wild Comfort, finalist for the same award. Her most recent book is Great Tide Rising, also published by Counterpoint and a finalist for an Oregon Book Award. Moore is also the co-editor of Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril.