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The Rending and the Nest by Kaethe Schwehn
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really liked it

After reading Bird Box late last year, my appetite for weird little books has been growing. And the premise for this book is truly bizarre: when 95% of the earth’s population disappears with no explanation, Mira and a group of survivors build a community, scavenging piles of objects for anything they can use or re-purpose. Then, the women in their compound become pregnant, giving birth to inanimate objects, again with zero explanation. Wait, what? Yeah, you heard me.

This is an absurd little book that examines motherhood, faith, regret and explores how story-telling can be destructive or redeeming. There are a couple of pockets where the plot lags when Mira is weighing her options about what to do next but overall the book is an entertaining, page-turner that left me thinking about what-if scenarios long after I put it down.

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Reading Progress

February 28, 2018 – Started Reading
February 28, 2018 – Shelved
March 1, 2018 –
page 75
March 3, 2018 – Finished Reading

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