We're thrilled to be hosting Chuck Collins, author of Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good and the new novel, Altar to an Erupting Sun, for a talk and signing on July 25th at 7pm!
Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Her husband Reggie calls her "party in a box" and "a weaver of people and movements." Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, Rae engages in a shocking suicide-murder, taking the life of an oil company CEO for his complicity in delaying responses to climate catastrophe. Seven years later, Rae's friends and family gather at her Vermont farm to try to understand her violent exit and the rapid social transformations triggered by her desperate act.
"I am a longtime fan and great admirer of Chuck Collins' work. And now a near future novel that charts new territory in envisioning a relocalized, democratic, sustainable, and resilient future. Wow!" --Frances Moore Lappé, author, Diet for a Small Planet, cofounder, Small Planet Institute
"A fascinating look at movements and the people who make them up, in the spirit of Kim Stanley Robinson's Ministry for the Future." --Bill McKibben, Schuman Distinguished Scholar, Middlebury College, and the author of The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon
Altar to an Erupting Sun is the debut novel of campaigner and storyteller Chuck Collins whose previous books include Born on Third Base, The Wealth Hoarders, Wealth and Our Commonwealth (with Bill Gates Sr.), and Economic Apartheid in America. Collins directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies where he co-edits Inequality.org.