The Fresco

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HarperCollins, Feb 5, 2002 - Fiction - 480 pages
26 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  - Christine Jackman - Goodreads

It's fun to see how an author decides to solve the world's problems - and what she thinks are the most pertinent. This was a little too "wave the magic wand" but it had a good ending. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew - Goodreads

First contact stories are a big staple of science fiction, and between this book and The Serene Invasion, I've read two of them this year. And they're very similar, though the aliens in this book are ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Sheri S. Tepper is the author of more than thirty novels, including 1993’s 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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