Gwyn Raven (gwynraven) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Gwyn Raven

Book #19 -- Terry Pratchett, Nation, 369 pages.

This is an incredible book. A tidal wave wipes out Mau's entire village - he is the lone survivor of the people who once called themselves "The Nation." But as refugees from other islands start arriving a handful at a time, Mau finds himself building a new Nation, learning what it really means to belong to something bigger than yourself. This was written not long after the author was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's, and the theme of loss is all throughout the book. As is the meaning of 'hope'. "When much is taken, something is returned."

Progress toward goals: 80/365 = 21.9%

Books: 19/100 = 19.0%

Pages: 5551/30000 = 18.5%

2011 Book List

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Tags: fiction, historical fiction

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