The Journal

The Journal

Book 6
Permuted Press
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John Tiggs, mining engineer and munitions expert, tried to get back to the small town of Moose Creek after the first ash fall from the Yellowstone caldera. Instead, he got picked up during a martial law crackdown and thrown in a labor camp. To free himself, he agrees to work for FEMA for six months helping with their rescue and recovery efforts. It is hard and dangerous work, but John finds it emotionally satisfying, knowing that he is making a difference.

Nearly two years later, John is finally on his way home to an unknown reception-he let a lot of people down when he left, and now it's time he made it up to them.

Meanwhile, Allexa Smeth, Emergency Manager and reluctant deputy mayor of Moose Creek, has her own problems when a band of rogue militants comes to town and tries to seize control. With Colonel James Andrews missing, Allexa must enlist the help of the nearby military base to save her town from an even bigger threat.

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About the author

Deborah D. Moore is single and lives a quiet life in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with her cat. She was born and raised in Detroit, and has been writing poems and short stories since she was a young teen. She moved to a small town to raise her two young sons, and then moved to an even smaller town to pursue her dreams of being self-sufficient and to explore her lifelong love of writing. Her first published novel, The Journal: Cracked Earth, made the bestseller list in just six weeks, and was followed by Ash Fall, Crimson Skies, Raging Tides, and Fault Line. Deborah has promised that although this is the conclusion of The Journal, she has more books coming. 

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Publisher
Permuted Press
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Published on
Jan 25, 2017
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Pages
547
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ISBN
9781682613757
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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Allexa Smeth has believed in being prepared ever since she got caught up in a grocery store mob hours before a big snow storm in Detroit. Many years later she’s living a quiet and peaceful life in a remote region of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and still preparing. This serves her well when a horrendous natural disaster rocks the entire country and brings all shipping to a halt, leaving many without food and other necessary supplies. In her small town of Moose Creek, Allexa serves as the little needed emergency manager, but is called on when many start to feel the effects of the food and gas shortage and they don’t know where else to turn.

The nearby county seat is overwhelmed and leaves Allexa to handle the problems that arise on her own. With the crisis worsening, power plants begin to divert electricity to the major cities, leaving the town a casualty of the needs of the many outweighing the needs of the few. With this happening at the beginning of winter, the timing couldn’t be worse. The lack of heat pushes the residents to the limits of endurance; some leave for the city to be taken care of, others stay only to die of exposure, starvation or illness. Still others that have stayed survive by working together, only to be attacked by outsiders wanting what little the town has left. As the winter progresses, more and more issues come up for Allexa to deal with, some of a very personal nature. Her son turns to her for help in caring for his autistic child when his wife goes missing. She then learns to prioritize and she learns she can’t save everyone.

"Displays the full range of informed, thoughtful opinion on the place of Jews in the American politics of identity."
---David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History, University of California, Berkeley "A fascinating anthology whose essays crystallize the most salient features of American Jewish life in the second half of the twentieth century."
---Beth S. Wenger, Katz Family Associate Professor of American Jewish History and Director of the Jewish Studies Program, University of Pennsylvania Written by scholars who grew up after World War II and the Holocaust who participated in political struggles in the 1960s and 1970s and who articulated many of the formative concepts of modern Jewish studies, this anthology provides a window into an era of social change. These men and women are among the leading scholars of Jewish history, society and culture. The volume is organized around contested themes in American Jewish life: the Holocaust and World War II, religious pluralism and authenticity, intermarriage and Jewish continuity. Thus, it offers one of the few opportunities for students to learn about these debates from participant scholars. Contributors: Hasia R. Diner
Arnold M. Eisen
Sylvia Barack Fishman
Arthur Green
Jeffrey Gurock
Paula E. Hyman
Egon Mayer
Alvin H. Rosenfeld
Jonathan D. Sarna
Stephen J. Whitfield Deborah Dash Moore is Director of the Jean and Samuel Frankel Center for Judaic Studies and Frederick G. L. Huetwell Professor of History at the University of Michigan.
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