Our favorite book for August is Riverflow by Alison Layland. While technically a work of fiction, Layland manages to capture the very real emotions generated by the dangers of fracking. Her characters feel natural and real, wanting to get away from everything after the family suffers a tragedy, but are forced back into the forefront of things when yet another danger threatens the Welsh village where they tried to make their new life.
Riverflow manages to be both an environmental call to action and an interpersonal drama story without feeling like the author is trying to ram a message down your throat. The story itself draws you into the action and mystery and naturally leaves you to wonder how you would react given similar circumstances.