Book of the Month
The Book of the Month for this month is Going Home by A. American. This is the first book in an ongoing series, so if you enjoy it, there are plenty more adventures to be had. This book proposes a scenario that we've all worried about - total grid down. The main difference between the plot of this book and all the others on this topic is that the family who stars in the book had prepared ahead of time - they share our outlook. The other difference is how well-written it is. The dialogue is natural and the fast pace means you won't want to put it down.
If you don’t yet own this relatively short book, you can purchase it from Amazon at this link.
From the book’s description:
If society collapsed, could you survive?When Morgan Carter’s car breaks down 250 miles from his home, he figures his weekend plans are ruined. But things are about to get much, much worse: the country’s power grid has collapsed. There is no electricity, no running water, no Internet, and no way to know when normalcy will be restored—if it ever will be. An avid survivalist, Morgan takes to the road with his prepper pack on his back.During the grueling trek from Tallahassee to his home in Lake County, chaos threatens his every step but Morgan is hell-bent on getting home to his wife and daughters—and he’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen.
Welcome to the Book Club!
Unlike Fight Club, the first rule of Book Club is that we always talk about Book Club! The questions below will get the conversation going in the forum, which you can access at this link.
Q: Based on your knowledge of public schools, how successful do you think such an attack would be on those schools?
Q: Are you comfortable with the idea of turning public schools into virtual prisons, complete with metal detectors and high fences, in order to keep our children safe? Where would you draw the line?
Q: The coordinated attacks described in this book are aimed at ordinary commuters on the road. Can you think of any way to defend yourself, or fight back, in this scenario?
Q: Has the threat of terrorism changed your life at all? Why or why not?
Q: What is the #1 thing you learned from this book?