Tuesday, September 3, 2019

After the Flood - Review

Idgie Says:
The first chapter of this book made my jaw drop and my anger surge.  Several chapters later there is a killing that I fully approved of as anger flooded me again. 

 As I was reading, I was torn between rushing ahead and pushing myself to read more chapters, or putting it down, walking away and renewing my calm.  

This story definitely pulls you along at a good clip and it has all the action and close calls you need, but at the same time it completely immerses you into this mother's overwhelming need to find her child and keep her safe, while at the same time not endangering the child she currently has with her.  It's a very fine line and Myra doesn't always walk it well.

According to this article (click HERE) tv movie rights have been bought to this book, which I do indeed think would make a great movie.

I highly recommend you grab this book the minute it comes out on September 3rd. 


An inventive and riveting epic saga, After the Flood signals the arrival of an extraordinary new talent.
A little more than a century from now, our world has been utterly transformed. After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America’s great coastal cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water.

Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat, the Bird, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization. For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monstrous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska. Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Artic Circle. Throwing aside her usual caution, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

On their journey, Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship and Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world. But secrets, lust, and betrayals threaten their dream, and after their fortunes take a shocking—and bloody—turn, Myra can no longer ignore the question of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelers.

A compulsively readable novel of dark despair and soaring hope, After the Flood is a magnificent, action packed, and sometimes frightening odyssey laced with wonder—an affecting and wholly original saga both redemptive and astonishing.

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow (September 3, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062889362