Poignant, extremely well-researched sci-fi. Dirty bombs, arson, and a nuclear meltdown cause residents of the village of Locklee to seek informed and creative answers as they struggle to respond to the needs of forced emigrants for decontamination, clothing, food, water, shelter, and medical care. Estranged lovers Natalie and Thaw find their passion matured but rekindled. Winter is coming. Radiation sickness, decontamination, lack of food, housing, and proper sanitation threaten Newees and Townies who come together resolved to survive. The passionate and thrilling story of a small mountain village's fight for survival. Released as an eBook for the 2011 anniversary of 9/11.
|Publisher:||Alva Press Inc|
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About the Author
ROBERTA M ROY, medalist in Inspirational Fiction in the Jenkins 2011 Living Now Awards, holds a B.A. in English from the State University at Albany, NY; an M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska; a Certificate of Clinical Competency in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language Association (ASHA); and a license as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the State of New York. Roy's degree in English and her experience as an allied health profession particularly qualify her to write humanistic sci-fi with literary quality. Other titles by Roy include The ALVA Anthology of Author Interviews of which she is the interviewer and editor and Straight from the Robin’s Nest, a collection of essays previously published in the ALVA Axiom. Currently Roy serves emotionally challenged children in mixed day and residential setting in Rhinebeck, NY.
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Won't be on till Easter.
Really enjoyed the Matters boys. Also the lovers Thaw and Natalie. Learned a lot about responding to disasters that somehow I feel could come handy sometime if for instance I became a forced refugee or my town were overrun by people fleeing a flood or fires. Interesting how the people changed in response to the events around them. Its never really talked about, but you see it in their actions. Oddly a really interesting and upbeat book. Not at all what its cover led me to think it might be.