By M. K. Wren

Book Details:

ISBN: 1626811003
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication Date: 2013-07-09
Number of Pages: 374
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

In a post-apocalyptic desolate tract, girls search to maintain the small treasury of books to be had to them-a present of information and desire for destiny generations.

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

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

[Wren's] passionate problem with what supplies existence which means includes the novel." -Library Journal

In the twenty first Century, civilization is crumbling below the weight of overpopulation, fiscal chaos, petty wars, a bad pandemic, and at last, a nuclear battle that unavoidably leads to a dangerous nuclear wintry weather.

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

For years, Mary and Rachel are happy to exertions at this activity of their solitude, yet an afternoon comes after they come upon a tender guy who comes from a gaggle of survivors at the southern coast. They name their neighborhood the Ark. an extremely hopeful assembly, it could look, until eventually Rachel and Mary notice 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 puzzle and technological know-how fiction less than 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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He said at length. “I have the feeling we’re not safe here,” she said. ” Richard switched on his flashlight and moved the beam slowly around the room. “There’s nobody here,” he said softly. “And I don’t hear anything either. ” Nicole’s fears increased as they sat in silence. “I’m still feeling a sense of danger, Richard,” she said finally. ” “All right,” Richard said unenthusiastically. He stood up and walked across the room, opening the back door, which led to a similar, adjacent area. He glanced inside.

Nicole asked a minute later. “Are they just part of the same experiment, with us? ” Richard nodded again. “That conclusion is inescapable. ” He laughed nervously. ” “What a lovely set of ideas to think about before sleeping,” Nicole said with a smile. ” Nicole stood up and walked toward the door. ” Richard asked. “To my bed,” Nicole replied with a laugh. “I think I’m developing a headache. ” 6 The next morning when Nicole opened her eyes, Richard was standing over her holding two full backpacks.

A submarine surfaced within minutes after their arrival. The side of the submarine opened and Richard Wakefield, a gigantic smile upon his bearded face, rushed forward toward his beloved wife. Nicole’s body shook with joy when she felt his arms around her. 5 Everything was so familiar. Except for Richard’s clutter, accumulated during his months alone, and the conversion of the nursery into the bedroom of the two avian hatchlings, the lair underneath New York was exactly the same as it had been when Richard, Nicole, Michael O’Toole, and their children had departed from Rama years before.

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