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A Journey Through The Wilderness

The stepping away from composing a traditional paper and crafting a podcast allowed groups to choose and develop multiple ideas rather than being stuck to one. “The Circle of Life” by Elton John was our chosen song to fit alongside our podcast on The New Wilderness by Diane Cook regarding the significant … Continue reading

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Diane Cook’s Fan Club: A First Look into The New Wilderness

As a group, we had collectively been extremely interested in doing a podcast. We were able to come together and discuss about something we are interested in with no pressure and complete freedom regarding what we talked about. We discussed the themes of power and leadership in the novel along … Continue reading

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A PBL Take: Final Thoughts on Diane Cooke’s New Wilderness

Cooke’s well-developed prose drew us in from the beginning of the novel. The vivid descriptions of the nature and setting in which the characters live and battle for survival added richness to the plot and demonstrated the severity of the … Continue reading

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An Examination of Motherhood in this Compelling CliFi Novel

In Diane Cook’s The New Wilderness, Bea experiences internal conflicts as a mother through her relationship with Agnes, as well as her relationship with her own mother. Throughout the story, Bea is conflicted about whether it is safe for her to bring Agnes back to the city, or if she herself even wants to … Continue reading

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The New Wilderness: Parallels to our Climate Crisis

Diane Cook’s dystopian novel has trail blazed its own genre that is becoming increasingly relevant in our daily lives: climate change fiction, or cli-fi. With carbon emissions becoming a global problem as well as the diminishing presence of nonrenewable energy, … Continue reading

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The New Wilderness: Unexplored Territory

We’re excited to read Diane Cook’s The New Wilderness, a fascinating tale of family sacrifice intertwined with the harsh reality of modern pollution. Volunteers trek from a packed metropolis to the last remaining wildlife reserve to live as hunter-gatherers. A mother must bring her daughter into this … Continue reading

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