Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, 6:30 pm
Inequality expert Chuck Collins (Born on Third Base, The Wealth Hoarders) visits Gibson's Bookstore to present his new novel, Altar to an Erupting Sun, a near-future story of one community facing climate disruption in the critical decade ahead.
Rae Kelliher is a veteran environmental activist and pioneer in the death-with-dignity movement. Facing a diagnosis of terminal illness, she engages in a shocking suicide murder, taking the life of an oil company CEO for his role in delaying responses to climate disruption. Seven years later, Rae’s friends and family gather at her Vermont farm community to try to understand her violent exit and the rapid social transformations around them.
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.
For decades, a secret army of tax attorneys, accountants and wealth managers has been developing into the shadowy Wealth Defence Industry. These 'agents of inequality' are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01%.
Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good (Paperback)
Likely available, but must be ordered by email/phone
As heard on NPR's Fresh Air
"This empowering light into a brighter future is a narrative you won't want to miss." - Ralph Nader
"Collins not only talks the talk but walks the walk...this is a worthwhile book to read, digest, and share" - Publishers Weekly