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2009 – Nation, by Terry Pratchett

April 7, 2009

The sea has taken everything.

Mau is the only one left after a giant wave sweeps his island village away. But when much is taken, something is returned, and somewhere in the jungle Daphne — a girl from the other side of the globe — is the sole survivor of a ship destroyed by the same wave.

Together the two confront the aftermath of catastrophe. Drawn by the smoke of Mau and Daphne’s sheltering fire, other refugees slowly arrive: children without parents, mothers without babies, husbands without wives — all of them hungry and all of them frightened. As Mau and Daphne struggle to keep the small band safe and fed, they defy ancestral spirits, challenge death himself, and uncover a long-hidden secret that literally turns the world upside down…

Internationally revered storyteller Terry Pratchett presents a breathtaking adventure of survival and discovery, and of the courage required to forge new beliefs.

Post links to reviews of or your thoughts on this book in the comments.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2009 5:15 am

    A wonderful book, I encourage everyone to read it! I am a fan of T. Pratchett’s Discworld and I was happy to see that this particular book is just as good as (if not better than) the Discword ones.

    My review of it is here: http://www.kaysbookshelf.com/2009/01/nation-terry-pratchett/

  2. April 8, 2009 1:16 pm

    I absolutely loved this book. It’s wonderful!

    My review of it is here: http://birdbrainbb.net/2009/03/22/review-nation-by-terry-pratchett-2008/

  3. April 12, 2009 6:09 am

    Best.book.ever

  4. April 13, 2009 9:28 pm

    I don’t think I loved this as much as everyone else, but I did think it was excellent.

    YAnnabe: My review of Nation

  5. April 14, 2009 7:55 pm

    I enjoyed it, but not as much as some of the others. My review is here.

  6. agirlnamedsara permalink
    April 16, 2009 4:15 pm

    Here’s my review: http://yalitgoodbadugly.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/nationpratchett/

  7. July 13, 2009 1:04 pm

    I can’t believe it took me so long to get around to reading this. I’m going to have second Nymeth on this one!

    My review.

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