Ursocrypha – The Book of Bear – By Katie Welch
When an oil pipeline in northern British Columbia ruptures, the ensuing environmental disaster precipitates a crisis for activist Gilbert Crow, arctic researcher Anne McCraig, and a young idealist named Jonathan Fuhrenmann. They converge on the troubled community at the heart of the disaster in a desperate, passionate attempt to save the bears they love. The dramatic stories of three bears are intertwined with the lives of the environmental activists and offer a glimpse into the spirituality and beliefs of the natural world. A race against time, this spiritual journey leads them on a path that forges in their hearts a new morality for an anthropocentric planet and a profound respect for nature.