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Weather Menders

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  10 reviews
What if Time Travel were real? What if Time Travelers from 300 years in the future told you that there was a chance that you could prevent catastrophic climate change, plagues, and wars by going back in time to key Pivot Points and ethically altering the outcome of rigged elections? What if failure would result in the destruction of the biosphere? Would you go?

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Paperback, 290 pages
Published November 7th 2017 by Catalyst Artistic Productions
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Tara Lumpkin
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Debra Denker’s cli fi novel Weather Menders has entrancing characters: a telepathic cat named Georgie, an anthropologist named Tara, her great-granddaughter Leona, and Leona’s partner Janus, who join together to time travel with a trio of time travelers to save the biosphere from final and complete destruction, which would make it not only inhabitable for humankind but also for most of the world’s species that we humans love and cherish today. Denker takes us through a rollicking story of twists ...more
N.V. Baker
Nov 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Debra Denker’s new novel starts with a highly appealing premise: that characters in a post-catastrophe future travel back in time to historical pivot points to alter events just enough to secure the earth and humanity’s survival. The protagonist, 96-year old Tara, is particularly intriguing. Enlisted by a group of time travelers from the distant future, Tara returns to earlier periods with her sentient cat and mystic great granddaughter. Their goal is to mend the ethical and political breaches t ...more
Jan 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Weather Menders is an interesting read. It involves time traveling from the future to the past. The time periods bounces around a bit that can be confusing at times. Once I caught on what was going on and got used to the writing style, the book started to flow nicely for me. It was fascinating to see how the author imagines how the future, present and past to be.
I give Weather Menders three and a half stars.
I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One can read fiction for many reasons: escape, fun, literary pleasure, education. It is rare that a book comes along that covers all of these. This exceptionally well-written adventure is intricate and complex, while at the same time fun and entertaining. Even the tragedies have an enriching resonance. It is filled with delightful, unusual characters, who always remain true to their character.

Most of the story shifts between 2050 and 2017-2020, with important, fun and educational forays back to
Cynthia Lukas
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Weather Menders is a must-read for those interested in strong feminine characters, climate change and cats. . .and for those concerned about humanity’s direction, elders and youth, men and women alike. It is a love story that travels across time to deliver powerfully.

Tara McFarlane is an accidental activist, a 96-year-old anthropologist who in 2050 finds herself called upon by a trio of Time Travelers to return to our current timeline to correct the errors that humans made and are making that l
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There is a lot going on in this book.  The Earth has lost most of its population due to plagues and climate change.  A group of humans living in the now-tropical area of Stonehenge are suddenly visited by people claiming to be from the future.

The story is told in flashbacks and in the current timeline to show how humans managed to destroy the planet in such a short period of time.  The main characters are Buddhists who have invested a lot of their lives
Karen Menczer
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whether you prefer to read fiction or nonfiction, science or science fiction, love stories, adventures, suspense, Weather Menders has something that will appeal to you. I usually read nonfiction, and (I know this isn't a good thing) I sometimes don't have patience for fiction. But that wasn't the case with Weather Menders. I couldn't put it down, it really drew me in, I cared about the characters (especially the cat), I learned several new things, and it gave me some new ways of thinking about a ...more
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I couldn’t put it down, the story was engaging and made me think about how we treat the world we live in. How government decisions from the past and current day have such an effect on our lives and planet now and in the future..... it’s so easy to just see things play out in life and just think governments just do the same old thing and nothing ever changes..... wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to go back in time and change things for the better? Would you be brave enough to ...more
Melody Dennis
Dec 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book I have read by Debra Denker. Have loved all of them, but this is my favorite. Such a great concept. What if we could redo the damage we have done. Debra is passionate about climate change and it shows in her story telling. Combining science fiction, incarnation, current events and a love story that transcends time and space. Love the characters. Love the way the story unfolds. A great read. Very relevant for our time. Georgie is My favorite! Love that sweet little cat. And ...more
Jun 28, 2020 rated it liked it
I don't like fantasy futuristic type books but this was recommended by a friend who doesn't either. I really hated it at first and almost stopped reading it, but then the story line got very interesting and I got hooked; hence, the 3 stars instead of the one star I was going to give it. Then I really can't give a one star rating to a book that has a feline in it and Georgie is a great cat! ...more
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Debra Denker has been writing stories since she learned to read. Although novels and poetry were her first loves, she turned her talent to journalism in the ‘70s and ‘80s, writing about Afghanistan and the refugee situation in Pakistan for National Geographic and many leading newspapers. She has specialized in social documentation utilizing journalism, photography, and film to convey the experienc ...more

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