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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate Barry | 65 comments In a world where very little exists from human civilization, why do you believe books survived and why was it important for the father to share them with his daughter?

What becomes of the books in the end?

message 2: by Connie (new)

Connie Parker | 18 comments I think he wanted her to learn to read and write. To be educated even in the remote area. I don’t think the animals will use them, but a new civilization could appear from another planet or God might start a new civilization here. Only God knows. The books would give the new civilization a challenge to learn the written language left behind by this civilization.
Unless all life on this earth is destroyed by some nuclear bomb or virus, I think the animals will continue to enjoy life here. Some may become extinct.

Lots of food for thought from the book.

message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate Barry | 65 comments Thank you, Connie. I agree. The author leaves the possibility of endless new beginnings in this book. Krivak was in a Jesuit order for a number of years before leaving and there are definite spiritual undertones in this book.

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