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Roughly a quarter-century from now life as we know it is no more. The Stewart and Davis families are managing to hang on and even thrive on their farms in southern Tennessee. But when sixteen-year old Tim and his best friend Bobby decide to run off to see the ocean, older sister Eddie has to chase them down before they come to any harm. Her pursuit of the boys leads her across landscapes both familiar and irrevocably changed and ends with a heartbreaking finale on home ground.
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  • By Thomas Moss
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Our future could be something like this" I am a sucker for post-apocalyptic novels. This one, unlike most, does not take place after nuclear war. I won't spoil the story, but the scenario presented for the decline of civilization in "Walk-About" is timely. I was interested in the problems faced by the book's characters and the solutions they crafted, because it is possible that our society may face the same pitfalls in the future. The story is fast-paced and compelling, and the characterization is excellent. I am reminded of some of Heinlein's science fiction novels that feature strong female heroines, but Edna Jean Davis is made of tougher fabric. The way that the story is told as a memory, from the standpoint of a mature central character, allowed the author the indulgences that valued elders earn. The book is full of charming 'asides' that you could imagine coming from your crusty old grandma, but those brief comments also contain powerful social commentary. ... More > "Walk-About" is a rollicking good story, and is very effective on that level. It is also a thoughtful commentary on the way we live that should generate some controversy.< Less
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Rebecca Smith
September 28, 2011
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