Safekeeping

A Novel of Tomorrow
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Author(s): Karen Hesse
Genre: Ya Fiction, Sci Fi
Original Publish Date: Sep 18, 2012
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100125146
Released: Jun 01, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427227218
Narrator/s: Jenna Lamia
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Description

Radley's parents had warned her that all hell would break loose if the American People's Party took power. And now, with the president assassinated and the government cracking down on citizens, the news is filled with images of vigilante groups, frenzied looting, and police raids. It seems as if all hell has broken loose. Coming back from volunteering abroad, Radley just wants to get home to Vermont, and the comfort and safety of her parents. Travel restrictions and delays are worse than ever, and by the time Radley's plane lands in New Hampshire, she's been traveling for over twenty-four hours. Exhausted, she heads outside to find her parents-who always come, day or night, no matter when or where she lands-aren't there. Her cell phone is dead, her credit cards are worthless, and she doesn't have the proper travel papers to cross state lines. Out of money and options, Radley starts walking...? This is a vision of a future America that only Karen Hesse could write: real, gripping, and deeply personal.

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eBook
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Author(s): Karen Hesse
Genre: Ya Fiction, Sci Fi
Product Number EB00102283
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
ISBN: #9781466827523

Professional reviews

"By turns tender and terrified, Jenna Lamia's voice brings tight focus to this first-person account of 17-year-old Radley's efforts to find her way home after political upheaval rocks the U.S. Hesse, a Newbery Medal winner, once again spotlights the poetry inherent in everyday people and ordinary things. Lamia holds on to listeners' sympathy for the dumpster-diving heroine who is so fearful that she never musters the courage to ask what's going on as she focuses on day-to-day survival. As Radley picks up companions on her eventual trek to Canada, including a girl and her dog, a helpful Quebec farm woman, a couple of comic chickens, and an African exchange student, Lamia renders each with care. The print version of this book comes with 50 photographs taken by Hesse to accompany the text. Radley's descriptions of them come to such vivid life in the narration that the printed photos are never missed in audio. M.M.C. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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