Mission Child

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HarperCollins Publishers, Nov 1, 1999 - Fiction - 370 pages
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Young Janna has lived her fourteen years on the icy northern plains of a world that has forgotten its history. Now the arrival of aliens from a distant world -- beings identical in appearance to her own kind but far different in thought and culture -- has violently upset the fragile balance of a developing civilization. The Earthers' advanced technology and cruel indifference to local life have brought despair and destruction to Janna's home, robbing her of family, husband, child, even her own identity. But with the cataclysmic end of everything she has ever known comes an opportunity for rebirth.

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

Stayed up way later than I should have finishing this! It's not so much "what happened" - actually, the book is fairly low on "plot" - rather, it follows the (rather traumatic and itinerant) life of a ... Read full review

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User Review  - -sunny- - LibraryThing

I had completely forgotten that the short-story collection "Mothers and Other Monsters," which I'd read this summer, was by the same author. So it was a surprise to begin reading this and think..."Hey ... Read full review


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