Changes in the Weather

Featured in the Portland Press Herald

Silver Finalist for Hindi Libraries Females of Fiction Award

". . . compelling stories, both personal and universal . . . a marvelous debut."
Sarah Laurence​​​​​​​


Four teenagers displaced by climate change.

WIND How will Isla fix her family in a world that’s blown apart?

EARTH Can a romance bloom for artist Ava, even in a land that’s parched?

WATER Will songwriter Xenia find the words to express her flooding heart?

FIRE How will Natasha put out the fire but still hold on to her spark?

For those coming of age in a time of uncertainty, it’s no longer a question of whether they will be impacted by climate change but when. In this ring of stories from debut author Leela Marie Hidier, four young people find sanctuary—and strength—in their families, friends, communities, and even strangers. Along the way, they learn to use their voices to create change and discover what home really means.

About the Author

Leela Marie Hidier was born and raised in London, UK, and now lives in a three-generational household in Maine. Changes in the Weather is her debut novel, which she wrote as part of The Telling Room’s Young Emerging Authors program. An excerpt from it can also be found in the Telling Room anthology Echoes from the Basement. Leela enjoys playing the piano and mandolin, reading historical fiction, discovering new swimming holes and beaches, baking without recipes, and, of course, writing.

FICTION | Paperback | 166 Pages | 2022 |

ISBN: 9781737593867

Price: $19.99