Drought by Pam Bachorz

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A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost?

Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved.

When Ruby meets Ford—an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer—she longs to run away with him to the modern world where she could live a normal teenage life. Escape with Ford would be so simple.

But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possesses the secret ingredient that makes the Water so special—her blood—and it’s the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without.

Drought is the haunting story of one community’s thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.


About Pam Bachorz

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Pam Bachorz grew up in a small town in the Adirondack foothills, near the woods in which this novel is set. She left to attend college in Boston and finally decided she was finished after earning four degrees: a BS in journalism, a BA in environmental science, a Masters in library science, and an MBA. Pam wrote her first novel, Candor, while living in the Florida planned community that inspired that book. She now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and son.
Published January 25, 2011 by EgmontUSA. 396 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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In this lengthy, imaginative science-fiction tale, a girl is driven to escape an isolated commune in upstate New York that's been frozen in time since 1812.

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