Road Out of Winter

Road Out of Winter

Alison Stine

Fiction / Nonfiction / Poetry

In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hopeWylodine comes from a world of paranoia and poverty—her family grows marijuana illegally, and life has always been a battle. Now she's been left behind to tend the crop alone. Then spring doesn't return for the second year in a row, bringing unprecedented extreme winter.With grow lights stashed in her truck and a pouch of precious seeds, she begins a journey, determined to start over away from Appalachian Ohio. But the icy roads and strangers hidden in the hills are treacherous. After a harrowing encounter with a violent cult, Wylodine and her small group of exiles become a target for its volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow.With the gripping suspense of The Road and the lyricism of Station Eleven, Stine's vision is of a changing world where an unexpected hero searches for a place hope might take root.
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Supervision

Supervision

Alison Stine

Fiction / Nonfiction / Poetry

Something is wrong with Esmé. Kicked out of her fancy private school in New York, she's sent to live with her grandmother in a small Pennsylvania town. Something is wrong with the grandmother Ez hasn't seen for years; she leaves at midnight, carrying a big black bag. Something is wrong with her grandmother's house, a decrepit mansion full of stray cats, stairs that led to nowhere, beds that unmake themselves. Something is wrong in the town where a kid disappears every year, where a whistle sounds at night but no train ever arrives. And something is wrong with the cute and friendly neighbour Ez's age with black curls and ice-blue eyes. He's dead.
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