I want to call attention to a new novel that features squirrels. Are We Nuts? by Gisela Hausmann envisions a future world, devastaed by the effects of climate change, in which floods and famine ravage the land, humans have disappeared and squirrels have become the dominant species.
In the years after the great floods, the squirrels of the eastern seaboard of North America band together to survive their hardships, and form the Sciurus States. Learning to use the technology that the vanished humans left behind, it seems they have formed the ideal enlightened, cooperative society and left the troubled times behind. Or have they? As young Harry and his great-grandfather learn, the Sciurus States' leaders may be hiding dark secrets.
I will be posting a review of this novel in the next few days. I can tell you now that this is a fun read that is as relevant as it is entertaining.