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
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

In a post-apocalyptic desert, ladies search to maintain the small treasury of books on hand to them-a reward of information 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 jewelry precise, as do her compelling depictions of the subsistence-level day-by-day life." -Publisher's Weekly

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

In the twenty first Century, civilization is crumbling lower than the load of overpopulation, monetary chaos, petty wars, a bad pandemic, and at last, a nuclear struggle that necessarily ends up in a perilous 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 accessible to them, they embark at the venture that they wish will provide the present of data to destiny generations of survivors-the upkeep 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 after they stumble upon a tender guy who comes from a gaggle of survivors at the southern coast. They name their group the Ark. a really hopeful assembly, it could actually appear, till 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. ok. Wren

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

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It's not as though you had any family to hold you here," Taraza said. Teg accepted this silently. Yes, his wife had been dead thirty-eight years now. His children were all grown and, with the exception of one daughter, gone from the nest. He had his many personal interests but no family obligations. True. Taraza reminded him then of his long and faithful service to the Sisterhood, citing several memorable achievements. She knew the praise would have little effect on him but it provided her with a needed opening for what must follow.

Teg glanced through the sheaf of authorizations and vouchers Taraza had left with him. Already carrying her seal and signature. The trust this implied added to the other things he sensed and increased his disquiet. " He slipped the papers into his pocket and went in search of Patrin. Patrin would have to be briefed, and mollified. They would have to discuss whom to call in for this assignment. He began to list some of the names in his mind. Dangerous duty ahead. It called for only the best people.

The night's chill still lay on the sand. She knew the priests were watching her from the safety of their water-girded tower some two kilometers behind her, but this gave her little concern. The trembling of the sand beneath her body demanded full attention. It's a big one, she thought. Seventy meters at least. A beautiful big one. The gray stillsuit felt slick and smooth against her skin. It had none of the abrasive patches of the old hand-me-down she had worn before the priests took her into their care.

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