Land Marks with Maryann Lesert

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Discover a suspenseful, poignant, and galvanizing, new novel by a Michigan author: a tribute to the waterways that connect us, the land that sustains us, and the moments that inspire us to rise up.

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About the Book
Tired of watching Michigan’s forests devastated by fracking as leaders refuse to act on climate change, four eco-minded students, a few seasoned activists, and some wildly creative locals stand together to say, “No more!”

Once you've experienced the devastation of fracking, nothing but stopping it makes sense.

In the river-crossed northwoods of Michigan, Kate, Brett, Sonya, and Mark, mentored by their former professor Rebecca, keep watch as North American Energy (NorA) connects a corridor of frack well sites deep in the state forests. When NorA expands in unexpected directions and their awful, bigger plan becomes clear, the action begins.

As grassroots activists gather and prepare to stop NorA’s dangerous superfrac, stresses other than the fracturing of the bedrock appear. Sonya is arrested, Rebecca reveals her hidden past, and the one person who knows both women’s stories arrives in camp. Love and solidarity want to win, even if most showdowns with Big Oil don’t end well for those who take a stand.

Suspenseful, poignant, and galvanizing, Land Marks is a tribute to the waterways that connect us, the land that sustains us, and the moments that inspire us to rise up together to say, “No more!”

About the Author:
Maryann Lesert writes about people and place in equal measure. Her first novel, Base Ten (Feminist Press, 2009) featured an astrophysicist’s quest for self, aided by Lake Michigan’s forested dunes. Land Marks grew from two years of boots-on-well-sites research on fracking. Her plays have been published by New Issues (2008) and in Smith & Kraus’s Best Ten Minute series. Her articles have appeared in EcoWatch and In These Times, and she is a regular presenter on art and activism. Maryann lives in west Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and writes by the big lake.

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ISBN: 9781647426460
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Click on title for location specific availability.
Published: She Writes Press - April 16th, 2024