“The chicken stew had carrots and celery in it, and I hadn’t tasted either in at…

“The chicken stew had carrots and celery in it, and I hadn’t tasted either in at least two years.” P.108 💜

This takes place in the future, after flooding has taken over a lot of our land and created a waterworld amongst some mountaintop colonies. Myra is on a mission to find her oldest daughter who was taken away by the girl’s father in a boat while Myra was pregnant with their second child. The girl she was pregnant with, Pearl, is now 7 years old and her travelling companion as they seek to find the older daughter. I really liked how realistically bleak this book was and loved reading about a climate catastrophe – extremely relevant. I also loved a woman’s post-apocalyptic perspective – I feel like many of the books I’ve read (not that many, to be honest) are with male protagonists. I liked seeing a woman with some survival chops! I do think it started to drag a bit towards the end. I’m sure I was ready for the journey to end as much as the shipmates in the story. Definitely a great book club read as there is much to discuss and I enjoyed discussing with the group led by angelareadsbooks last month! 💜



9 thoughts on ““The chicken stew had carrots and celery in it, and I hadn’t tasted either in at…”

  1. Thanks for this honest review! I’ll be reading it in January and I’ve read so many mixed feelings about this!

  2. Have you read Severance by Ling Ma? I really liked it- I am a big dystopian/post-apocalypse fan- and it has a female protagonist.

  3. I thought it was you who read this. I plowed through and now I think I need to talk about it with someone. It’s such a story and told so beautifully. Myra uses her everything to get what she wants. Amazing.

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