Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter,
coyotes, and, most important, people looking for a drink. She makes
sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty or doesn''t
leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world
beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating
it to survival and the constant work of gathering wood and water.
Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something
Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop,
rifles in hand.
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The
mysterious footprints by the pond, the nighttime threats, and the
gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and
they won''t stop until they get it. . . .
With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and
romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl''s journey in
a barren world not so different from our own.