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The World Changed: Disasters Natural and Man-made

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Three new novels about people trying to change the world and confronting crisis. In In Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, Sunil Yapa brings together activists, police, and the Sri Lankan delegate in the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle. Alexis M. Smith’s Marrow Island explores sacrifice and survival on an island off the coast of Washington poisoned by an earthquake-cased chemical spill. On the other side of the world, two scientists find their relationship tested in the icy waters of the Antarctic in Midge Raymond‘s My Last Continent. Moderated by Portland Monthly executive editor Zach Dundas.

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