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By M. K. Wren

ISBN-10: 1626811288

ISBN-13: 9781626811287

Book Details:

ISBN: 1626811003
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
Number of Pages: 374
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In a post-apocalyptic desolate tract, girls search to maintain the small treasury of books on hand to them-a present of data and wish for destiny generations.

"[A] poignant expression of the sturdiness, grace, and strength of the human spirit." -Jean M. Auel, writer of the Earth's Children® series

"Wren's post-nuclear global earrings precise, as do her compelling depictions of the subsistence-level day-by-day life." -Publisher's Weekly

[Wren's] passionate crisis with what provides existence that means consists of the novel." -Library Journal

In the twenty first Century, civilization is crumbling less than the weight of overpopulation, monetary chaos, petty wars, a awful pandemic, and at last, a nuclear warfare that unavoidably ends up in a perilous nuclear iciness.

On the Oregon Coast, women-writer Mary desire and painter Rachel Morrow-scratch out a minimum life as farmers. In what little time is accessible to them, they embark at the venture that they wish will provide the present of data to destiny generations of survivors-the protection of the books: these to be had from their very own collections and any they locate at within reach deserted homes.

For years, Mary and Rachel are chuffed to hard work at this activity of their solitude, yet an afternoon comes once they come upon a tender guy who comes from a gaggle of survivors at the southern coast. They name their neighborhood the Ark. an exceptionally hopeful assembly, it may look, until eventually Rachel and Mary become aware of that the Arkites think in just one book-the Judeo-Christian bible-and regard all different books as blasphemous.

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Author Name: M. okay. Wren

Author Description: Martha Kay Renfroe is an Oregon author, writer of poser and technology fiction below the penname M.K. Wren. Her paintings comprises the "Conan Flagg" secret sequence and the post-apocalyptic novel a present Upon the Shore, set alongside the Oregon coast.

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