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A Gift Upon the Shore

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2015

    Enlightened

    Looking for something different to read i had passed this book by numerous times but decided i would give it a try i was blown away a powerful story beautifully crafted at 70 years of age i have often wondered about "what if" and what would i feel compelled to pass on to a hopefully future generation if i could this book is about a future senerio that will challenge humanity all that was lost a slate wiped clean reminds me of the orson wells book THE TIME MACHINE what three books would you take? Now i am seriously working on leaving to my grandchildren something that speaks to the world i have lived in to the world enfolding before them. This was not just a really good read it also left something to reflect on which i believe the author felt in her soul and felt compelled to write. This book has now become one of the three books i would take.

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  • Posted March 17, 2014

    This was such an exceptional book. WREN is a wonderful writer. I

    This was such an exceptional book. WREN is a wonderful writer. I felt all the emotions that rachel and mary experienced.. I couldn't put the book down.  It was do exciting, I had to keep rrading to find out what happened next!
     I wonder if Wren will write more books? 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2008

    Beautiful

    This is my all time favorite book. I am able to re-read & still enjoy it which is unusual for me. I have a beat-up paperback that I never throw away -- when I've moved and needed to weed out as many books as possible I am never ever tempted to get rid of this one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is among the very best books I can name. Masterfully and brilliantly, Wren speaks to all the dangers that have surrounded us always. Of all the advancements and wonders of mankind, there still and forever lingers ignorance and the arrogance of the religious. So much is laid waste in the name of God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2003

    If you love books, you will enjoy this story.

    This book is moving and not just emotionally, it moves you through the cycles of the earth after its destruction. It moves you through the stages of human development in the darkest of times. What the two main characters do in this book, after a nuclear war, is what most book lovers would do if they were unlucky enough to survive. Their noble agenda is to save the books for the next generation. Their courage is tremendous and inspiring. Religious fanatics want to destroy them and their books. This author artistically portrays the suffering that animals, plantlife and humankind would suffer after a nuclear attack. It is sad yet inspiring. The earth does rejuvenate. Mankind though has a harder time. By the end of the novel our main character is a senior citizen weakened of body but strengthened of mind. She is the last hope for the freedom of the few surviving children's minds. If she fails, not only will the books she labored so hard to save be destroyed, everything mankind has accomplished and learned will be lost forever to the next generation. Human kind will regress to the mindset of the dark ages. The books symbolize more then just the written word. This is a powerful, well written story.

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