Orion Book Awards: Sacred & Subversive Literature

Orion blends ethics, opinion, literature, nature, economy, travel and art into the most thoughtful and beautiful environmental magazine available. Its writers are intelligent, brave, eloquent and informed. It examines the most urgent and complex cultural and environmental issues of our time, while offering inspiration and optimism. Hope for the future echoes in its pages, without glossing over its belief that we have work to do.

Every year in April, Orion rewards the five books published the previous year which they feel best deepen our connection to the themes of the magazine. One winner and four finalists receive the honors for how they engage the reader with a fresh and thought-provoking awareness of the human relationship with the natural world. Orion also publishes an extended list of recommended fiction and non-fiction titles in 2011 Books We Really Liked.

The five finalists for the award this year are all owned at your Ann Arbor District Library:
Fire Season by Philip Connors. Read more about it here.
Oil on Water by Helon Habila. Read more here.
Swamplandia by Karen Russell. Read more here.
The View from Lazy Point by Carl Safina. Read more here.
Raising Elijah by Sandra Steingraber. Read more here.


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