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From the writer of the national top vendor Dept. of Speculation--one of the New York occasions publication Review's Ten most sensible Books of the Year--a shimmering travel de strength a couple of relations, and a country, in crisis

Lizzie Benson slid into her task as a librarian and not using a conventional measure. yet this provides her a vantage element from which to perform her different calling: she is a faux reduce. For years, she has tended to her God-haunted mom and her convalescing addict brother. they've got either stabilized for the instant, yet Lizzie has little probability to spend her new unfastened time with husband and son prior to her outdated mentor, Sylvia Liller, makes a suggestion. She's develop into well-known for her prescient podcast, Hell and excessive Water, and needs to rent Lizzie to reply to the mail she gets: from left-wingers frightened approximately weather swap and correct wingers anxious concerning the decline of western civilization. As Lizzie dives into this polarized international, she starts to ask yourself what it capability to maintain tending your personal backyard as soon as you have noticeable the flames past its partitions. whilst her brother turns into a father and Sylvia a recluse, Lizzie is pressured to deal with the bounds of her personal experience--but nonetheless she attempts to save lots of every body, utilizing every little thing she's realized approximately empathy and melancholy, moral sense and collusion, from her years of wandering the library stacks...And the entire whereas the voices of the town retain floating in- humorous, traumatic, and more and more mad.

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