Introducing -- Libraries Transform Book Pick -- October 2019

Libraries Transform Book Pick LogoThe Libraries Transform Book Pick is a new digital reading program that connects readers nationwide by offering FREE access to the same book through public libraries.

All public libraries in the U.S. currently participating in OverDrive (in our case, Missouri Libraries 2 Go) will be able to borrow a copy of After the Flood by Kassandra Montag during the reading period Monday, October 7-Monday, October 21, 2019.  There will not be a waiting list on this title as there will be an unlimited number of copies available during this two-week time period.  

This is a nationwide book club where participation takes place inside our public libraries or via social media by following the Libraries Transform Book Pick on Facebook and Twitter and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #LTBookPick.  Check a copy out from Missouri Libraries 2 Go.

About "After the Flood"

A little more than a century from now, our wold has been utterly transformed.  After years of slowly overtaking the continent, rising floodwaters have obliterated America's great coastline cities and then its heartland, leaving nothing but an"After the Flood" by Kassandra Montag archipelago of mountaintop colonies surrounded by a deep expanse of open water. 

Stubbornly independent Myra and her precocious seven-year-old daughter, Pearl, fish from their small boat the Bird, visiting dry land only to trade for supplies and information in the few remaining outposts of civilization.  For seven years, Myra has grieved the loss of her oldest daughter, Row, who was stolen by her father after a monsterous deluge overtook their home in Nebraska.  Then, in a violent confrontation with a stranger, Myra suddenly discovers that Row was last seen in a far-off encampment near the Artic Circle.  Throwing aside her usual caution, Myra and Pearl embark on a perilous voyage into the icy northern seas, hoping against hope that Row will still be there.

On their journey, Myra and Pearl join forces with a larger ship and Myra finds herself bonding with her fellow seekers who hope to build a safe haven together in this dangerous new world.  But secrets, lust, and betrayals threaten their dream, and after their fortunes take a shocking - bloody - turn, Myra can no longer ignore the question of whether saving Row is worth endangering Pearl and her fellow travelers. --From

Kassandra Montag photo by Nancy KohlerAbout the Author Kassandra Montag

After the Flood is Kassandra Montag first novel but Kassandra has had her award-winning poetry and short fiction appear in journals and anthologies, including Midwest Gothic, Nebraska Poetry, Prairie Schooner, and Mystery Weekly Magazine. Kassandra lives with her husband and two sons in Omaha, NE and holds a master's degree in English Literature.

Libraries Transform Book Pick
"After the Flood" by Kassandra Montag
Kassandra Montag photo by Nancy Kohler