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About the BookWhen a devastating earthquake, the Big One, hits Los Angeles, two strangers are brought together by an act of violence and must help each other survive the wrecked city.
Book SynopsisWhen a devastating earthquake--the Big One--hits Los Angeles, two strangers are brought together by an act of violence and must help each other survive the wrecked city. Beegie is riding the bus when the quake hits. The teenager was heading back to her unhappy foster home, but then she's thrown into a broken world. Roads crumble, storefronts shatter and people run wild. Dessa, a single mom, is enjoying a rare night out when it strikes. Cell towers are down, so without even knowing if her three-year-old daughter is dead or alive, she races to get back across town. As danger escalates in the chaotic streets, Beegie and Dessa meet by a twist of fate. The two form a fragile partnership, relying on each other in ways they never thought possible, and learn who they really are when there's only one goal: just get home.
Review QuotesPraise for JUST GET HOME "Told with artful suspense-building...the duo's journey across the sprawling metropolis will compel the reader." --Booklist "Thrilling, yes, but so much more than a thriller. Set to the tune of a life-altering (and vividly rendered) earthquake, Foley brings together two very different women who discover an ultimate commonality: knowing what matters. Written with aplomb, precision, and courage, Just Get Home is a breathtaking achievement." --Josh Malerman, New York Times best selling author of Bird Box and Malorie "I turned the pages of Just Get Home like I was reading a flat-out thriller, at that magical couldn't-put-it-down, must-find-out-what-happens pace, but that's only the beginning of this wonder of a novel because it's also smart and insightful on timely, important, difficult ideas. Its characters and their relationships are heartbreaking and complicated in the best way, at once entirely relatable, instantly recognizable, and unlike anything you've read before.
This is addictive reading that changes you as you turn the pages and stays with you long after you've finished.
It is a genre-bender in my favorite way: it has the best of everything."
--Laurie Frankel, New York Times bestselling author of This Is How It Always Is "JUST GET HOME by Bridget Foley hits the thriller trifecta: a natural disaster, danger around every corner and compelling well-drawn characters who unite to survive the most harrowing journey of their lives.
Foley effortlessly weaves together the voices of Beegie and Dessa to chronicle a night filled with devastation, terror, heartbreak and ultimately hope as they try to make it home after a deadly earthquake. Inventive, emotional and addictive, JUST GET HOME is not to be missed."
--Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and This is How I Lied
Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Mira Books
Author: Bridget Foley
Street Date: April 13, 2021
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-6484
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1 inches length x 5.31 inches width x 8 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.57 pounds
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