The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel

The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel

by James Howard Kunstler
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The Witch of Hebron: A World Made by Hand Novel by James Howard Kunstler

Renowned social commentator and best-selling author James Howard Kunstler’s sequel to World Made by Hand , expands on his vision of post-oil society in America in this “suspenseful, darkly amusing story with touches of the fantastic in the mode of Washington Irving” ( Booklist ).

In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, the electricity has flickered off, the Internet is a distant memory, and the government is little more than a rumor. Travel is horse-drawn and farming is back at the center of life, but Union Grove is no pastoral haven. Wars are fought over dwindling resources and illness is a constant presence. Bandits roam the countryside, preying on the weak and a sinister cult threatens to shatter the town’s fragile stability.

In a novel that is both shocking yet eerily convincing, Kunstler seamlessly weaves hot-button issues such as the decline of oil and the perils of climate change into a compelling narrative of violence, religious hysteria, innocence lost, and love found.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802145444
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 09/27/2011
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 422,883
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James Howard Kunstler was born in New York City in 1948. He is the author of eleven novels and three nonfiction books, The Geography of Nowhere , Home From Nowhere , and The Long Emergency. He lives in upstate New York.

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Witch of Hebron 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 29 reviews.
crcoord1 More than 1 year ago
As with the previous book in what I hope becomes a LONG series, Mr. Kunstler has provided the reader with not only a great story and very interesting and appealing characters, but a believeable world in which he makes us feel like we'd want to visit, despite the way it came about. Please keep these books coming, they are a real JOY to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep them coming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book carries the reader along with an interesting landscape, diverse characters, and surprising twists.
lotto53 More than 1 year ago
very good book. interesting characters you care about at once. worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The preceding novel—World Made By Hand—felt a bit flat to me but this second book in the series was quite riveting. Lots of action, some surprises and a generally fun read. Also, with its setting, it could make for some nice early Autumn reading as one gets in the mood for Halloween.
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TonyaTells More than 1 year ago
Knock my socks off WOW! I am disappointed I didn't get myself into this book sooner. What we know as "life" changes with the government and everything else ceasing. No electricity, no gasoline -- basically back to the early 1900's. Horses, bartering for what you need; the good ole days. Even for crimes commited. A few different storylines going on in this fantastic read. You will grow to love each one, with the good and bad. It all comes together in an excellent ending. I recommend this book to everyone. Makes you really think what if everything we know, technology etc ceases to exist. I can't wait to read some of Kunstler's other books. Even the witch was exciting. So much description, you could feel the energy! I received a copy of this book from Goodreads First Read program in exchange for my honest opinion!
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