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A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen
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it was amazing

This is Chen's brilliant follow-up to his previous wonderful Debut time-travel tale: Here And Now And Then. This gem was devoured in two gulps … unfortunately I had to go to work in between. This amazing yarn highlights the notion than mankind will not be stopped and obliterated by such a "little thing" as post-viral apocalypse that claims over 5 billion souls. A vivid portrait of what truly is most important in life … family, friendship and getting involved in diverse relationships. This novel is delightfully reminiscent of the award winning novel, Station Eleven by Emily St John Mandel.
The collapse of civilization is put on hold … while the survivors adjust and persevere in the face of overwhelming adversity and impending doom of further outbreaks. Chen weaves a powerful and moving narrative that ties together a complex nucleus of fleshed out characters … Moira, Krista, Rob and his daughter (with the specter of his dead wife, Elena) Each of the characters are flawed and imperfect … carrying secrets and baggage that guides their motivations and actions. The story is beautiful and moving and attests to the strength of love, friendship and humanity. Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin-Mira Books for providing an Uncorrected Proof of this gem in exchange for an honest review. (readersremains.com)
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Reading Progress

November 13, 2019 – Started Reading
November 13, 2019 – Shelved
November 22, 2019 –
November 23, 2019 – Finished Reading

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