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238 May Literati: Migrations

May 16, 2023

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Join our journey into a new genre, Cli-Fi, or Climate Fiction. Cli-Fi is fiction that deals with the aftermath or consequences of climate change. This month we’ll be in the 4S Chroma Nook reading and discussing Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy. You can buy a copy, listen to it on audio book, or borrow one of the LabCentral community copies! To be added to the waitlist to borrow our copies, e-mail Victoria. (


Franny Stone has always been the kind of woman who is able to love but unable to stay. Leaving behind everything but her research gear, she arrives in Greenland with a singular purpose: to follow the last Arctic terns in the world on what might be their final migration to Antarctica. Franny talks her way onto a fishing boat, and she and the crew set sail, traveling ever further from shore and safety. But as Franny's history begins to unspool--a passionate love affair, an absent family, a devastating crime--it becomes clear that she is chasing more than just the birds. When Franny's dark secrets catch up with her, how much is she willing to risk for one more chance at redemption?

Epic and intimate, heartbreaking and galvanizing, Charlotte McConaghy's Migrations is an ode to a disappearing world and a breathtaking page-turner about the possibility of hope against all odds.