"I am named after the great Peace Maker of Kallimos; the woman who stood before the angry mob and helped them remember reason and compassion... Emma shifted in her seat. The contrast grated on her. She was named for a brave and mighty woman but what had she done, what would she ever be allowed to do, that could measure up to her namesake?"
On the run after America's sudden and utter collapse, a family finds sanctuary in the heart of a community thriving "off the grid." But when the lure of "the GRID" divides the family, the elders of the community recognize that humanity's fate rests with a chosen girl and a surprising alliance between the least powerful - the young and old.
For Eron, the GRID provides everything he yearns for, everything he lost in the Fall - comfort, security, diversion, privilege, power, and... revenge.
For Emma, healer and post-rider of the Eden Underground, the GRID represents a menacing threat to her family and the sanctuary that took them in. Despite flourishing "off-the-GRID," Emma and the Tribes of Eden recognize that humanity's only hope lies in the hands of its elders. Without guns or technology they must fight back with the only weapons they possess - stories, memories and wisdom.
PRAISE FOR TRIBES OF EDEN:
"Thomas has written classic tale of good and evil built in a solid, substantial world where elders are woven into the everyday fabric of life, valued for their experience, knowledge, and wisdom-a story that needs to be repeated far and wide." -Ronnie Bennett, As Time Goes By
About the Author
William H. Thomas was born in Tioga County, N.Y., and is the author of four previous books and two plays. A visionary and internationally renowned expert on aging, Thomas is an Ashoka Fellow and winner of the Heinz Award for the Human Condition.
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Book Description Sana Publications, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0615576052