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Six years after a global pandemic wiped out most of the planet’s population, the survivors are rebuilding the country, split between self-governing cities, hippie communes and wasteland gangs.
In postapocalyptic San Francisco, former pop star Moira has created a new identity to finally escape her past—until her domineering father launches a sweeping public search to track her down. Desperate for a fresh start herself, jaded event planner Krista navigates the world on behalf of those too traumatized to go outside, determined to help everyone move on—even if they don’t want to. Rob survived the catastrophe with his daughter, Sunny, but lost his wife. When strict government rules threaten to separate parent and child, Rob needs to prove himself worthy in the city’s eyes by connecting with people again.
Krista, Moira, Rob and Sunny are brought together by circumstance, and their lives begin to twine together. But when reports of another outbreak throw the fragile society into panic, the friends are forced to finally face everything that came before—and everything they still stand to lose.
Because sometimes having one person is enough to keep the world going.
This sounds really great. Love stories about people, love stories that take place in post-apocalyptic societies, I’m on board. Looking forward to checking this one out! A Beginning at the End is expected January 14th from MIRA.
10 thoughts on “Can’t-Wait Wednesday: A Beginning at the End by Mike Chen”
This does sound good, I had actually never read the synopsis before. I love stories where a bunch of strangers are brought together by circumstance😁
“I love stories where a bunch of strangers are brought together by circumstance” Same!!!
I just read his first one a little while ago… and am totally looking forward to this!
I have yet to read anything by Mike but this one just sounds amazing. 🙂
The first one was very good. A light time travel book.
I’ve heard good things about his writing!
LOL after reading that synopsis, I ran to add ths one to my TBR but realized I had already put it on my watch list! Yes, this one sounds crazy good, I want to read it!
That happens to me more often than I’d like to admit LOL
This sounds like something I would enjoy – added.
Hope you like it! I have an ARC so I’ll be reading it in December, hope to have my review up before it comes out. 🙂