The Witch of Hebron

The Witch of Hebron

A World Made by Hand Novel

Book - 2010
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Already a renowned social commentator and a best-selling novelist and nonfiction writer, James Howard Kunstler has recently attained even greater prominence in the global conversation about energy and the environment. In the sequel to his novel, World Made by Hand , Kunstler expands on his vision of a post-oil society with a new novel about an America in which the electricity has flickered off, the Internet is a distant memory, and the government is little more than a rumor. In the tiny hamlet of Union Grove, New York, travel is horse-drawn and farming is back at the center of life. But it's no pastoral haven. Wars are fought over dwindling resources and illness is a constant presence. Bandits roam the countryside, preying on the weak. And a sinister cult threatens to shatter Union Grove's fragile stability.

In a book that is both shocking yet eerily convincing, Kunstler seamlessly weaves hot-button issues such as the decline of oil and the perils of climate change into a compelling narrative of violence, religious hysteria, innocence lost, and love found.
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2010.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780802119612
0802119611
Branch Call Number: KUNSTLER
Characteristics: 334 pages ; 23 cm.

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WendyLC
Jul 19, 2016

Too much moseying along for my tastes. Who knew the end of civilization would be so dull?

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allicat001
Aug 12, 2011

not my kind of book I'm affraid it was a real struggle to keep reading it and not enjoyable.

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tkwarner
Jul 14, 2011

Very well written story...Now to read the prequel "A World Made by Hand"!

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