Congrats to author Elizabeth Baines! Last Thursday was the official publication date of her new book "Too Many Magpies"!
Not only that this is a great book that was already described as 'moving and compelling' by Sarah Salway, but it's also going green with Eco-Libris - as we mentioned here couple of months ago, the author, Elizabeth Baines, is collaborating with Eco-Libris to green up her book by planting one tree for every copy printed.
So what's this book is about? here's the description from its webpage:
Can we believe in magic and spells? Can we put our faith in science?
A young mother married to a scientist fears for her children’s safety as the natural world around her becomes ever more uncertain. Until, that is, she meets a charismatic stranger who seems to offer a different kind of power… But is he a saviour or a frightening danger? And, as her life is overturned, what is happening to her children whom she vowed to keep safe? Why is her son Danny now acting so strangely?
In this haunting, urgent and timely novel, Elizabeth Baines brings her customary searing insight to the problems of sorting our rational from our irrational fears and of bringing children into a newly precarious world. In prose that spins its own spell she exposes our hidden desires and the scientific and magical modes of thinking which have got us to where we are now.
The book is available now with 20% off from the Salt website.
Founded in 2007, Eco-Libris is a green company working to green up the book industry in the digital age by promoting the adoption of green practices in the book industry, balancing out books by planting trees, and helping to make e-reading greener.
To achieve these goals Eco-Libris is working with book readers, publishers, authors, bookstores and others in the book industry worldwide. So far Eco-Libris balanced out over 179,500 books, which results in more than 200,000 new trees planted with its planting partners in developing countries.