by Susan Feathers

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BN ID: 2940156759170
Publisher: Fireship Press
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Susan Feathers is a writer and educator with 30 years of experience communicating science to the public. She served as the Director of Education at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Her writing focuses on the importance of place in forming character and destiny.

Susan is an excellent speaker with years of experience delivering programs to the public. Her blog,, now in its 7th year, has an active following.

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Threshold 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite Threshold by Susan Feathers is a compelling novel with a powerful prophetic message, a story that is purpose-driven and that should speak to contemporary readers with an irresistible eloquence. It’s a story set in the near future, a story about a city that is rapidly turned into a desert. When the drought hits the Tucson, Arizona community, its leaders know it could be the beginning of an apocalypse. There is lack of water and scarcity because the environment has been greatly abused. But who gets what of the little that is left? It’s the moment of the survival of the fittest and, at such a time, one witnesses the peak of human greed and the divisions within a community, but one finds love also. Meet compelling characters in a story that predicts the fate of humanity if drastic measures are not taken to protect the environment. Susan Feathers’ novel is a very powerful story with great symbolism. The title itself could signify that humanity is on the brink of a new era. Although it is set in the near future, the story cries to be read; it is filled with realism and a warning we have heard and ignored many times too often. The writing is tight, accessible, and well-polished. The conflict is phenomenal, and it will remind readers of the controversies that are becoming issues for political debate in today’s fast-changing technological environment. The plot is unique and it seems to evolve around the ecological changes. The prologue already signals that things are changing, but in a very negative way. The introduction of the young cub who can’t live comfortably because of scarcity indicates that we are killing the earth. Threshold is, indeed, a story about community, beauty, and love. Here is the book that anyone who cares about the future of our world should read.
Judith Fawley More than 1 year ago
Reading a well-written book is always a great pleasure. Reading a well-written book that is timely is even more satisfying. Threshold by Susan Feathers is an example of a novel emerging at the same time similar, critical events are surfacing in the southwestern United States. Set in Arizona, complex characters realize and endure the severe drought of the region. Weather conditions impact the quality of life for humans and animals as climate change evolves. Annoying water shortages become life-threatening realities when annual monsoons diminish in volume and duration. Even as scientists struggle to educate residents, community leaders ignore urgent pleas for action, taking solace in business-as-usual mentality. The conservative food bank director, the fiery environmentalist, a kidnapped law enforcement officer, tribal elders and youths, intrigue the reader in this fast-paced narrative. And far from last or least, there is Duma, the albino jaguar in search of survival who picks the wrong time to cross the border. The integrity and depth of each individual propels the reader forward.