When I requested THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES, the truth was that I knew very little about it other than that it was written by one of my favorite authors and had animals on the cover (which I am a total sucker for, see THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING). Clearly, I had no idea what I was getting into. Read more »
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand. Read more »