Please join us in congratulating Rebecca Mahoney on today’s release of THE VALLEY AND THE FLOOD, a weird and gorgeous YA novel about grief and PTSD, and the bizarre and beautiful ways it manifests for protagonist Rose Colter. Kate Marshall, author of RULES FOR VANISHING, called it, “A tense and beautiful tale about the monsters we make and the memories that haunt us.”
The book has received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Booklist as well as effusive reviews from numerous publications, and was chosen for both Kirkus Best Books of February 2021 list and the Indies Next List for Winter 2021 titles!
About the book:
Rose Colter is almost home, but she can’t go back there yet. When her car breaks down in the Nevada desert, the silence of the night is broken by a radio broadcast of a voicemail message from her best friend, Gaby. A message Rose has listened to countless times over the past year. The last one Gaby left before she died.
So Rose follows the lights from the closest radio tower to Lotus Valley, a small town where prophets are a dime a dozen, secrets lurk in every shadow, and the diner pie is legendary. And according to Cassie Cyrene, the town’s third most accurate prophet, they’ve been waiting for her. Because Rose’s arrival is part of a looming prophecy, one that says a flood will destroy Lotus Valley in just three days’ time.
Rose believes if the prophecy comes true then it will confirm her worst fear–the PTSD she was diagnosed with after Gaby’s death has changed her in ways she can’t face. So with help from new friends, Rose sets out to stop the flood, but her connection to it, and to this strange little town, runs deeper than she could’ve imagined.
Debut author Rebecca Mahoney delivers an immersive and captivating novel about magical places, found family, the power of grief and memory, and the journey toward reconciling who you think you’ve become with the person you’ve been all along.
Learn more about Rebecca’s books on her website: http:/rebeccamahoneybooks.com
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