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THE AFTER DAYS – Amy Ginsburg
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The After Days is a riveting novel about a suburban woman who must find within herself the strength and ingenuity to endure a world suddenly without electricity, a world growing more chaotic and dangerous with each passing day. In The After Days, middle-aged suburbanites Rachel and Zach team with their friends to battle not only the predators and scavengers who lurk around every corner of an upscale Maryland suburb but also empty pantries, boredom, despair … and sometimes each other. How far are they willing to go to survive the Big Blackout?
Perfect for book clubs, The After Days is a gripping story that is both terrifyingly real and astonishingly tender. The After Days explores the ethical quandaries and logistical problems of ordinary suburbanites – people whose most recent problems were dodgy Wifi and cranky bosses – in their struggle to survive in extraordinary circumstances.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
I’ve typically been one to shy away from most dystopian books. Mainly because I feel like a lot of them feel repetitive and have a similar formula and underdeveloped characters because of all the craziness happening. Well, that isn’t the case with THE AFTER DAYS.
I don’t want to go into too much detail, because this was just over 200 pages and it was a really quick read for me. Just enough action and character building to where it wasn’t bogged down. With it being a shorter book I feel like we got enough development to connect with the characters, which is a big thing. I think what I enjoyed the most about this dystopian novel was that it was a realistic approach and situation. I’m just not a fan of the zombies or odd viruses that wouldn’t happen in real life.
I hope there’s more to come with these characters in the future! Give us more to see how they continue to survive in the new blacked out world.
About the Author:
As a writer, I love to explore dystopian events through the perspective of ordinary people. I’m dedicated to giving my readers terrifyingly real, astonishingly tender, gripping stories that combine book club and dystopian fiction.
After graduating from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Public Relations and Psychology and backpacking around the globe, I earned a master’s degree from the University of Maryland while working and raising two amazing kids. Recently, I participated in the Algonkian Writer Retreat and Novel Workshop.
In my day job, I own a consulting firm, The AG Group, helping nonprofits and businesses use communication and marketing to showcase what makes them extraordinary. I have more than three decades of experience leading, marketing, and raising funds for nonprofit organizations.
When I’m not obsessing over The After Days, I golf, bake, swing dance, spoil my granddaughter, think about working out, and read. Splitting my time between North Bethesda, MD and Bethany Beach, DE, I love laughing with my friends and family, all of whom have been incredibly supportive of my writing.
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