The Fresco

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HarperCollins, Feb 5, 2002 - Fiction - 480 pages
35 Reviews
The bizarre events that have been occuring across the United States -- unexplained "oddities" tracked by Air Defense, mysterious disappearances, shocking deaths -- seem to have no bearing on Benita Alvarez-Shipton's life. That is, until the soft-spoken thirty-six-year-old bookstore manager is approached by a pair of aliens asking her to transmit their message of peace to the powers in Washington. An abused Albuquerque wife with low self-esteem, Benita has been chosen to act as the sole liaison between the human race and the Pistach, who have offered their human hosts a spectacular opportunity for knowledge and enrichment.

But ultimately Benita will be called upon to do much more than deliver messages -- and may, in fact, be responsible for saving the Earth. Because the Pistach are not the only space-faring species currently making their presence known on her unsuspecting planet. And the others are not so benevolent.

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User Review  - Montanojennie - Goodreads

Sometimes you read a book and love the premise so much you want it to be reality. Read full review

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User Review  - Catskill Julie - Goodreads

I believe this is my favorite Tepper novel. Hard to choose, but I think so. I've given several copies to friends, especially artists who are not all that in to SciFi. Wonderful book I've reread several times. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Sheri S. Tepper is the author of more than thirty novels, including 1993ís A Plague of Angels, which is set in the same world as The Waters Rising. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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