Looking for your next great read? Why not join a nationwide reading experience!
The Marin County Free Library and MARINet will be offering unlimited ebook copies of “After the Flood” by Kassandra Montag. “After the Flood” is the first selection of the Libraries Transform Book Pick digital reading program, which offers access to the same book at the same time through public libraries.
“After the Flood” will be available for download October 7—21, 2019 from OverDrive.
Participating is easy! There will be no waitlists or holds for the title. All you need is a library card and the Libby app to download the ebook. Then, connect with fellow readers using #LTBookPick on Facebook or Twitter.
The selection of “After the Flood” was made in consultation with experts at Booklist, the book review magazine of the American Library Association.
From the synopsis:
An inventive and riveting epic saga, After the Flood signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.
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.
The Libraries Transform Book Pick is brought to you by the American Library Association and OverDrive. For additional information about the program and ebook and additional resources like a discussion guide, author interview and more, please visit ilovelibraries.org/libraries-transform-book-pick.