Monday, September 14, 2020

Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine

Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine.- She has the most valuable skill in climate chaos. She can make things grow.

In an endless winter, she carries seeds of hope.

Wylodine 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, Wil and her small group of exiles become a target for the cult's volatile leader. Because she has the most valuable skill in the climate chaos: she can make things grow.

Urgent and poignant, Road Out of Winter is a glimpse of an all-too-possible near future, with a chosen family forged in the face of dystopian collapse. 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 where hope might take root.



Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Road Out of Winter was a slow moving, yet interesting, dystopian novel.

Upon finishing this book, I was immediately disappointed and planned on rating this three stars. As I started to formulate my review, though, I had a really hard time coming up with the right words to convey my feelings.

Then I had to sit on it for a few days.

As of today, five days after finishing this book, I haven't been able to STOP thinking about it.

I will not recap this story, it truly needs to be experienced in its entirety for you to be able to appreciate it. I will say that the characters, Wil especially, grow on you, but I feel like they could've been more developed. As it stands, we know a lot of the heroine's past so we can understand her. I would've liked more Grayson. I don't really know what Danz brought to the story and feel like he was a distraction.

Overall, this story stuck with me, I'm still not sure how I feel about it but I can't forget it. I would say that is a trait of a good book! I don't need to enjoy everything I read, but I can appreciate when it does leave an impression.



Author Bio

Alison Stine lives in the rural Appalachian foothills. A recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. She has written for The Atlantic, The Nation, The Guardian, and many others. She is a contributing editor with the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Road Out of Winter by Alison Stine to read and review.

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