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The Resource A Gift Upon the Shore / M.K. Wren

A Gift Upon the Shore / M.K. Wren

Label
A Gift Upon the Shore / M.K. Wren
Title
A Gift Upon the Shore / M.K. Wren
Statement of responsibility
M.K. Wren
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
The golden age of the Pacific Northwest has ended in apocalypse, but a farm inhabited by two women has endured. -- Multnomah County Library, Portland, Oregon
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063589
Cataloging source
DLC
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M.K. Wren
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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Fiction / Science Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A Gift Upon the Shore / M.K. Wren
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781626811003
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
A Gift Upon the Shore / M.K. Wren
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300001514
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781626811003
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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