Friday, July 04, 2014

2014 book 154

Edan Lepucki's California
So I spent my Fourth of July reading a novel about the collapse of America! It's set in the near-ish future (2050s?), and America has basically gone to hell through various weather and societal collapses. A young couple has been living out in the woods for a couple of years, basically getting by on their own, when the woman realizes she's pregnant, and they go in search of a larger community. But things aren't how they expected. This never got as harrowing as I feared it would (which is a good thing), but has a nice sense of tension throughout. Very strong writing and great characters--a very solid debut. A-.

A review copy was provided by the publisher. This book will be released on Tuesday.

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