The Libraries Transform Book Pick is a new digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering free access to the same ebook through public libraries. OverDrive will offer unlimited copies of the After the Flood by Kassandra Montag during the reading period October 7-21, 2019.
After the Flood is set a little more than a century from now. 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. 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. When Myra suddenly discovers that Row was seen in a far-off encampment near the Arctic Circle, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.