Monday, December 21, 2020

The New Wilderness

Experiment. Diane Cook’s ambitious debut novel titled, The New Wilderness, taps into themes that will satisfy many readers. We enjoy the dynamics of a complicated mother-daughter relationship in protagonists Bea and Agnes. We explore the challenges of life in a not-too-distant future when an unhealthy urban environment leads Bea, Agnes and a group of eighteen fellow nomads to live in the wilderness as an approved experiment to learn if community survival can be achieved through this way of living. Cook examines power, survival and coming of age within an engaging and imaginative plot filled with interesting and complex characters. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The New Wilderness from

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