Friday, October 07, 2016

#FRC2016 Book Spotlight: We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly



Title: We Are Unprepared
Author: Meg Little Reilly
Published: August 2016, MIRA
Format: Paperback, 352 pages

We Are Unprepared is a novel about the next big storm, the one that changes our relationship to nature and each other…the superstorm that threatens to destroy a marriage, a rural Vermont town and the Eastern Seaboard when it hits. But the destruction begins months earlier, when fear infects people's lives and spreads like a plague.

Ash and Pia's move from Brooklyn to the bucolic hills of Vermont was supposed to be a fresh start—a picturesque farmhouse, mindful lifestyle, maybe even children. But just three months in, news breaks of a devastating superstorm expected in the coming months. Fear of the impending disaster divides their tight-knit rural town and exposes the chasms in Ash and Pia's marriage. Ash seeks common ground with those who believe in working together for the common good. Pia teams up with "preppers" who want to go off the grid and war with the rest of the locals over whom to trust and how to protect themselves. Where Isole had once been a town of old farm families, yuppie transplants and beloved rednecks, they divide into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools.

We Are Unprepared is an emotional journey, a terrifying glimpse into the human, environmental and cultural costs of our changing earth. But hope awaits on the other side.

What readers are saying

"Timely and terrifying." --Publishers Weekly

"We Are Unprepared might be in the vanguard of tales that deal with the consequences of human-caused climate change. As such, it is an admirable example of the genre." --BookPage

"Part environmental thriller, part exploration of marriage, this novel reveals the psychological storm that lies underneath the tranquil New England fa├žade ready to sweep us into tribal life." --Joseph Monninger, award-winning author of Eternal on the Water

"Any book group will have lots to discuss here." --Library Journal

"Frightening, fascinating, all too possible." --Paula Treick DeBoard, author of The Drowning Girls

"Reilly shows the costs of ignoring major problems- whether in a marriage, government, infrastructure, or the environment." --Booklist

"Reilly gives us one heckuva ride... Cli-fi novels don't get much better than this."--Dan Bloom, The Cli-Fi Report

This terrifying glance into the relentless power of one superstorm...will send a literary jolt through any reader's imagination."--Redbook

"An emotional and captivating journey."--Buzzfeed

"An entertainingly delicious read that doubles as a sociology class." --PopSugar
  


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We Are Unprepared  by Meg Little Reilly is one of  BookSparks "Fall Reads" reading selection picks.

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