This gritty and powerful
novel about the strength in small steps and an epic journey to find home is a
companion to the highly praised Not a Drop to Drink.
The only thing bigger than the world is
Lucy’s life by the pond
has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her
adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy’s childhood was very
different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy’s future is settled already—a house,
a man, children, and a water source—and anything beyond their life by the pond
is beyond reach.
When disease burns
through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the
source of what’s killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in
California have lingered in Lynn’s mind, and the prospect of a “normal” life
for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers:
hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that
Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.
In this companion to Not
a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis thrillingly combines the heart-swelling
hope of a journey, the challenges of establishing your own place in the world,
and the terrifying danger of nature in a futuristic frontier. Download and start listening now!