Duck and Cover [DD]

Duck and Cover [DD]

Author: Peterson, Brenda

Narrator: Brenda Peterson


Format: Digital Download

Length: 7 Hrs, 39 Mins.

ISBN: 9781593168964


In this "bittersweet and utterly beguiling novel," (Publisher's Weekly) each of the MacKenzie family tells their stories in nine, wildly opposed points of view. Starting at a family reunion, three generations of the MacKenzies face off against each other. They discover that terrorism is as intimate as one’s own family. Selected as a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year," DUCK AND COVER is a "wicked black comedy" of a family who fights their wars "on the home front." As one of the MacKenzie children says, "The way nuclear families are put together, it just makes sense they would explode."

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Brenda Peterson is the author of 17 books, including the novel Duck and Cover, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and her first memoir, Build Me an Ark: A Life With Animals, which was chosen as a Best Spiritual Book of the Year. The author reads this new memoir, I Want To Be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here On Earth. It was chosen as an Indie Next Best Top Read and named among the Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books of 2010 by The Christian Science Monitor. Peterson lives on the Salish Sea in Seattle,Washington. Her first children's book, Leopard and Silkie: One Boy's Quest to Save Seal Pups is out in early 2012.


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