After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

 

After the Flood by Kassandra Montag

" WOW... prepare to be totally riveted by this tale of a mother on an epic quest to find the daughter who was stolen from her years before. The story begins in the year 2130, at a time when most of the world has been overtaken by floodwater and most people live hard lives at sea. As Myra and her younger daughter, Pearl, make their way forward, they have to decide who they can trust, and learn how to survive and hold onto hope even when doing the hardest things. One of the best books I've read in awhile. "

- Recommended by Erika

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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062889362
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: William Morrow - September 3rd, 2019

A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water.

 

Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle. Throwing aside her usual caution, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

 

On their journey, Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship and Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world. But secrets, lust, and betrayals threaten their dream, and after their fortunes take a shocking—and bloody—turn, Myra can no longer ignore the question of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelers.