2022 Reading List

Join us and the Catskill Public Library as we read books inspired by Marc Swanson’s exhibition, A Memorial to Ice at the Dead Deer Disco. Swanson was inspired by Thomas Cole’s writings on the negative effects of development in the Catskills to create works that explore our reaction to the negative effects of climate change. The books included in our 2022 Reading List extend that conversation to discuss both our fears regarding climate change as well as a call to action, hope as well as despair.

Read along with us, check out our reading guides to join the conversation, and be sure to visit Marc Swanson’s exhibition while it’s here!

  • All We Can Save: Truth, Courage, and Solutions for the Climate Crisis edited by Ayana Johnson and Katharine K. Wilkinson*
  • Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer*
  • The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert
  • Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World by Katharine Hayhoe


*All We Can Save and Braiding Sweetgrass may be purchased in our Visitor Center during our open hours. All four books are available at the Catskill Public Library.

Click each book for the corresponding reading guide.

Meg DiStefano2022 Reading List