Rebecca Anderson

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca Anderson lives in Truckee with her husband Andy and son Huck. She is Senior Head of Education and Research at Action for the Climate Emergency, where she works to support young people in their fight for a livable future. She enjoys getting outside running, skiing, and climbing in the Sierras. 

The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti 

This book speaks to what it is to fall in love with mountains. Its themes are both simple and timeless: friendship, family, love of mountains, and trying to find and care for a place to call home. In visiting the Aosta Valley in northern Italy, I always marveled at the decaying old homesteads that dot the landscape and wondered who had built their lives there and what happened to them. This book tells that story. 

Migrations by Charlotte McConaghy 

I'd call this book a psychological climate fiction thriller. It takes place in the near future, in a world in which climate change and human consumption have rid the planet of almost all wildlife. One woman is bent on a quest to follow the last Arctic terns on what might be their final migration across the globe. I loved this book for its ability to be both deeply personal and also tackle the global climate crisis simultaneously. 

Thank you for your support

Between May 13th-June 10th, your purchase of one or more of these titles will directly support our nonprofit beneficiary, Clean Up the Lake! For the entirety of the event, Clean Up the Lake will receive 100% of book sale proceeds from our 21 community recommended titles

For the 2024 Community Book Initiative, we have chosen the theme “stewardship." All of the books chosen emphasize taking care of our community through themes including self growth and purpose, improved environmental practices, economic growth and development, community support, and so much more. 

Click on the link below to explore all 21 titles chosen by Tahoe and Truckee community members as reflections of the theme stewardship. Thank you for your support!

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