In This Ravishing World

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Pub Date 2 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 9 Jul 2024
Regal House Publishing | Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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In This Ravishing World is a sweeping, impassioned short story collection, ringing out with joy, despair, and hope for the natural world. Nine connected stories unfold, bringing together an unforgettable cast of dreamers, escapists, activists, and artists, creating a kaleidoscopic view of the climate crisis. An older woman who has spent her entire life fighting for the planet sinks into despair. A young boy is determined to bring the natural world to his bleak urban reality. A scientist working to solve the plastic problem grapples with whether to have a child. A ballet dancer endeavors to inhabit the consciousness of a rat. In This Ravishing World is a full-throated chorus—with Nature joining in—marveling at the exquisite beauty of our world, and pleading, raging, and ultimately urging all of its inhabitants toward activism and resistance. 

In This Ravishing World is a sweeping, impassioned short story collection, ringing out with joy, despair, and hope for the natural world. Nine connected stories unfold, bringing together an...


Advance Praise

"... I applaud and admire Nina’s skill at creating characters and plot that pull readers into climate awareness, while simultaneously acknowledging those of us who have tried to move the needle through non-fiction offerings. This book made me laugh and cry, and gave me a ray of hope.”

—Gail Collins-Ranadive, author of Dinosaur Dreaming, Our Climate Moment

“A wildly inventive plot that keeps you turning pages, characters who steal your heart, big ideas that engage your mind, and gorgeous prose that delights your senses.”

—Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author

“With a surgeon’s precision, Ms. Schuyler has written another exemplary story.”

—Devi S. Laskar, author of The Atlas of Reds and Blues and Circa

“With astonishing dexterity and deep empathy, Schuyler takes the readers on a capacious journey with people from all walks of life: environmentalists, families, children, dancers, workers, hackers, and many more. Her spellbinding prose and unflinching vision overwhelms me with contrition for our prodigal past, trepidation for our fraught present, and hope for our perilous future on Mother Earth.”

—Yang Huang, author of My Good Son and My Old Faithful

“In This Ravishing World is a magnificent story of hope and despair, love and fear, and the ongoing quest for personal and planetary survival. Both scientifically accurate and emotionally compelling, this book is necessary, timely, and wise.”

— Lucille Lang Day, author of Birds of San Pancho and Other Poems of Place and coeditor of Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California 

"... I applaud and admire Nina’s skill at creating characters and plot that pull readers into climate awareness, while simultaneously acknowledging those of us who have tried to move the needle...


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EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9781646034420
PRICE US$19.95 (USD)
PAGES 284

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