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Raft People (Book 1) (Volume 1) Paperback – April 19, 2014
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ML Katz started reading Dick and Jane on a train and never looked back. She is a lover of good examples of almost all genres of fiction, but is particularly attached to speculative works. She believes that an emotional connection with readers transcends genre. That may be why Ms. Katz's own favorites range from Pride & Prejudice to Lord of The Rings to Lonesome Dove to Scarpetta novels. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Single mother Leah Green and her teenage children, Andrew (highly intelligent), Liz (troubled schizophrenic being treated with medication) and Mark (extraordinarily gifted yet socially awkward) live on the Texas Coastal Plain and they are in the path of the rising waters. In the mass panic roads become blocked and supplies become limited. Leah happens upon an online group called Raft People. This group of people are intent upon building some type of floating craft that will let them ride out the flood until they are able to reach the Dry Line~~the new coast. Along with their resilient neighbors, one of whom happens to be a retired Naval Engineer, Leah and her family begins construction of "Leah's Folly".
Fifteen years after the Big Flood, now a thirty-one year old psychologist, Liz tells us this harrowing story in the form of an essay that her nearly estranged older brother Andrew asks her to write. Made up of people who are called upon to become leaders in a time of utter disaster, these well developed characters come together to form a floating community who will set the standards for other Raft People.
There were moments of triumph and moments of despair. Ms. Katz found the perfect blend. Well done. 4.5 stars.
I had never heard of M.L. KATZ, but she has made her way into my Authors to follow list. RAFT PEOPLE was a EOTWAWKI story, but not your typical post- apocalyptic one! If you are into the canabilistic marauder's, you might want to skip this one. As you can tell its not your typical PA situation, there was time for preparation ( well, to the best of ones abilities & resources ). Still had to face with the situation of... Is the Government & powers that be telling it all, or not. Or even worse, that they believe they KNOW IT ALL, and are truly believing their own directions to the people. The Author did an amazing job with the caricature building, you felt like you knew them. Heck I found myself shedding a few tears, yes real tears on a few occasions. The description of the Raft made me wonder if it truly would work! Oh never mind if you are into a story of excitement, people of all walks of life coming together to do the best in a bad situation. To see that sometimes just sometimes the one with some power are willing to say screw it, to those that have or THINK they have all the power. You get the idea...well gotta float and go start book 2!
So it's an interesting tale. It took my mind down pathways yet unexplored. It seems I like disaster epics and I didn't know that. I learned a lot about flotation and displacement. (And admittedly I did question some of the assumptions.) But okay, all that aside, I liked this book a lot. I looked for Book II and was disappointed not to be able to buy it.