Downwind

Downwind

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by Louise Moeri
     
 

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“But, Dad, the radio keeps saying they aren’t going to have a meltdown. Not yet.”

“Ephraim, things are out of control at Isla Conejo, or they wouldn’t be doing all those emergency things they’re doing. Firemen, police, doctors, talk about the National Guard, people coming out from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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“But, Dad, the radio keeps saying they aren’t going to have a meltdown. Not yet.”

“Ephraim, things are out of control at Isla Conejo, or they wouldn’t be doing all those emergency things they’re doing. Firemen, police, doctors, talk about the National Guard, people coming out from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. And when a nuclear power plant is out of control, there are liable to be—almost certain to be—radiation leaks.”

“Why can’t we—keep it out?” asked Ephraim. “What does the stuff look like?”

“It’s invisible, Ephraim. You can’t see it, taste it, smell it, or feel it. You can get a fatal dose of it and not even know it. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013485747
Publisher:
Morning Star Media, LLC
Publication date:
11/13/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

I grew up in Klamath Falls, Oregon with dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, cows and horses, and now and then, people. My only brother and I walked several miles to our one-room schoolhouse (no electricity at home or school, no bathrooms, and water that had to be hand-pumped). Although we had a car if I wanted to visit friends I had to get my Dad to help me saddle a horse so I could ride over.

It was an incredibly hard life but I would willingly have lived out my life there if I could have. We were at HOME there and part of a community as we never were from then on. But by the time I was about 10 or 11 years old, the climate in our part of Central Oregon had deteriorated to such a point that the Federal government intervened and declared the area to be “Sub marginal Land” and that it was therefore no longer to be used in family farming and ranching. Our ‘home ranch’ was purchased and returned to open rangeland and we became just one more rootless family.

Since those days in the one-room schoolhouse, I have always been a voracious reader and soon became a closet writer. Then working in the library when I was surrounded for the first time in my life with books (I saw my first children’s books at that time) and I saw a whole new world.

But I was fortunate. I entered the field of children’s books when children’s literature was in a period of exciting expansion and growth. I was blessed to have some of my work included in that great blossoming.

Unfortunately, what goes up usually comes down. Tastes of the reading public, like tastes in fashion and music change. The down-to-earth, nitty-gritty stories I told were replaced by books of fantasy and magic.

And since it became tougher to sell my books of reality for young readers, I started to write nitty-gritty books for adults. They are loaded down with danger, devastation and heartbreak, but unfortunately not with explicit s.e.x.

So that’s where things are and I am. I’m still writing novels about real life and real people. A bout with cancer helped create my novel, CHEMO CLUB, and I’m sure that unless someone stops me, I’ll just keep on writing, something…Because of my rural beginnings, my stories often take me back to what I know. And that’s not a bad place to be.

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Downwind 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ChicagoSlim More than 1 year ago
This book was gripping and highly entertaining. It really makes you open your eyes and take a look around you, and think. It was easy to read and digest. Things get going quick and the book doesn't waste time getting down to business. The author does a great job a painting a picture in your head. I would recommend this book and I;m sure that once you read it you'll agree with me too!