On the Beach
"Chilling story of a small community doomed to nuclear distruction." *** "A novel about the survivors of an atomic war, who face an inevitable end as radiation poisoning moves toward Australia from the north." *** "A nuclear war annihilates the world's Northern Hemisphere, and as atomic wastes are spreading southward, residents of Australia try to come to grips with their mortality. In spite of the inevitability of death, these people face their end with courage and live from day to day. They even plant trees they may never see mature." Shapiro. Fic for Youth 3rd ed.
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Review: On the BeachUser Review - Roz Morris - Goodreads
I wish I'd written this. What a simple, powerful idea. The writing style is much less poetic than many of the books I've been moved to review here, but it perfectly suits the idea. Perhaps the ... Read full review
Review: On the BeachUser Review - Jenny (Reading Envy) - Goodreads
This is not my favorite post-apocalyptic book. I think when something bleak and disastrous resonates with me, it is because of the story of rebuilding. Of what comes.. after. And it isn't a spoiler to ... Read full review