Kinship of Clover

Author Meeropol, Ellen
Year 2017
First published 2017
Publisher Pasadena: Red Hen Press
Number of pages 272
Edition First Paperback Edition
ISBN 9781597093811
Keywords botany, biodiversity/extinction, climate change, literary or mainstream, scientist main character, USA or Canada, FMS Library Book


He was nine when the vines first wrapped themselves around him and burrowed into his skin. Now a college botany major, Jeremy is desperately looking for a way to listen to the plants and stave off their extinction. But when the grip of the vines becomes too intense and Health Services starts asking questions, he flees to Brooklyn, where fate puts him face to face with a group of climate-justice activists who assure him they have a plan to save the planet, and his plants. As the group readies itself to make a big Earth Day splash, Jeremy soon realizes these eco-terrorists’ devotion to activism might have him―and those closest to him―tangled up in more trouble than he was prepared to face. With the help of a determined, differently abled flame from his childhood, Zoe; her deteriorating, once–rabble-rousing grandmother; and some shocking and illuminating revelations from the past, Jeremy must weigh completing his mission to save the plants against protecting the ones he loves. (Amazon).