ebooks and download videos Search All  Title  Author 
Home / Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic

A Gift Upon the Shore

| £3.34 | €3.73 | Ca$5.45 | Au$5.37
by M. K. Wren
What is this?DRM-EPUB | by download   add to wish list
A Gift Upon the Shore by M. K. Wren

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, two women seek to preserve the small treasury of books available to them - a gift of knowledge and hope for future generations.

"[A] poignant expression of the durability, grace, and potential of the human spirit." —Jean M. Auel, author of the Earth's Children series

In the 21st Century, civilization is crumbling under the burden of overpopulation, economic chaos, petty wars, a horrific pandemic, and finally, a nuclear war that inevitably results in a deadly nuclear winter.

On the Oregon Coast, two women, writer Mary Hope and painter Rachel Morrow, scratch out a minimal existence as farmers. In what little time is available to them, they embark on the project that they hope will offer the gift of knowledge to future generations of survivors—the preservation of the books: those available from their own collections and any they find at nearby abandoned houses.

For years, Mary and Rachel are satisfied to labor at this task in their solitude, but a day comes when they encounter a young man who comes from a group of survivors on the southern coast. They call their community the Ark. An incredibly hopeful meeting, it might seem, until Rachel and Mary realize that the Arkites believe in only one book—the Judeo-Christian bible—and regard all other books as blasphemous.

"Wren's post-nuclear world rings true, as do her compelling depictions of the subsistence-level daily life." —Publisher's Weekly

"[Wren's] passionate concern with what gives life meaning carries the novel." —Library Journal

To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.

SHARE  Share by Email  Share on Facebook  Share on Twitter  Share on Linked In  Share on Delicious
or call in the US toll free 1-888-866-9150 product ID: 735173

Ebook Details
Pages: 528
Size: 4.8 MB
Publisher: Diversion Books
Date published:   2013
ISBN: 9781626811003 (DRM-EPUB)

DRM Settings
Copying:not allowed
Printing:not allowed
Read Aloud:  not allowed

This product is listed in the following categories:

Fiction > Science Fiction
Fiction > Dystopian
Fiction > Science Fiction > Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic

This author has products in the following categories:

Fiction > Suspense
Fiction > Thrillers > Crime
Fiction > Mystery & Detective > Cozy
Fiction > Mystery & Detective
Fiction > Mystery & Detective > Private Investigators
Fiction > Mystery & Detective > Amateur Sleuth
Fiction > Science Fiction
Fiction > Science Fiction > Space Opera
Fiction > Dystopian
Fiction > Science Fiction > Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic

If you find anything wrong with this product listing, perhaps the description is wrong, the author is incorrect, or it is listed in the wrong category, then please contact us. We will promptly address your feedback.

© 2016