The Things That Keep Us Here

The Things That Keep Us Here

Book - 2011
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Everything seems quiet on Ann Brooks's suburban cul-de-sac. Despite her impending divorce, she's created a happy home and her daughters are adjusting to the change. She feels lucky to be in a supportive community and confident that she can handle any other hardship that life may throw her way. But then, right before Thanksgiving, a crisis strikes that turns everybody's world upside down. Suddenly her estranged husband is forced back onto her doorstep, bringing with him his beautiful graduate assistant. Trapped inside the house she once called home, confronted by challenges she never could have imagined, Ann must make life-or-death decisions in an environment where the simple act of opening a door to a neighbor could jeopardize all she holds dear
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2011
Edition: 2011 Bantam Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780440246046
0440246040
Branch Call Number: FIC Buck
Characteristics: 417 p. ; 21 cm

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dollfacecrafter Jul 17, 2012

AWESOME READ, engrossing story

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mochacinos
Jun 28, 2012

This is an amazing book!! It is soo well written and engrossing! I read it in one sitting because I could not put it down! It really gives you a lot to think about.

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jeckert
Mar 28, 2010

What would happen if a pandemic threatened the health of humans throughout the world?

What if a virus that doesn't normally affect humans or that typically isn't serious suddenly becomes lethal and quickly spreads across the population?

What if the initial steps taken by countries across the globe fails to isolate it?

What if cities across the country go into lock-down - schools and businesses close, and travel is banned?

And finally: what if, on top of all this, your area is hit by a severe snow storm that blankets everything with deep snow and knocks out the power?

What makes this a good book isn't just the story, it is the eerie fact that something like this could actually happen today. Pandemics, such as the one that occurred in 1918, are a real and scary phenomena, and the author realistically illustrates what such an event would look like in modern times.

This is the best book I've read so far this year (as of April 2010) which is why I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good read. Unless, of course, you happen to be a paranoid germ-o-phobe, in which case you may want to reconsider!

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