Down from her Homer, Alaska home, making this welcome Elliott Bay return is one time Alaska writer laureate Nancy Lord. She has been here with numerous prose non-fiction books (Fishcamp, Beluga Days) and short-story collections, and now is here with her very first novel, pH (WestWinds Press/Alaska Northwest Books).
“Widely respected and beloved Alaskan essayist Nancy Lord has written a dazzling novel, filled with wry, sly humor, wondrous science, and intriguing characters – all driven by some of the most significant questions of our time. How can scientists defend the truth in a university corrupted by petrochemical profiteers? How can the lovely, life-sustaining creatures of the seas survive the corporate plunder of the planet? And this – how can a book this important be such a joy to read?” –Kathleen Dean Moore.
"Very few novelists remember that we live on an ocean planet, and none, as far as I know, have tracked the emerging science of ocean acidification, a threat of almost unparalleled dimension. That Nancy Lord does all that and still provides a superb story is testament to her great powers as a writer!" –Bill McKibben.