Concordia’s Summer Book Read, “Not a Drop to Drink” by Mindy McGinnis, is a story of survival in a dystopian world where clean water is a luxury.
McGinnis’ debut novel has received high acclaim from the author’s peers.
“A brutally beautiful debut,” New York Times best-seller Michael Grant said, “not to be missed.”
At Fall Orientation, incoming freshmen will discuss the novel, considering its themes as well as the questions it raises.
English professor Dr. Dawn Duncan served on the committee that chose “Not a Drop to Drink” as Concordia’s Summer Book Read. Duncan says she championed McGinnis’ novel.
The book ties in well with the 2014 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium, “Sustainability: Local Action | Global Impact.” McGinnis tells the story of a young girl struggling to survive in a barbaric world plagued by clean water shortages.
Duncan says the novel raises issues of sustainability that need to be addressed immediately, adding that many countries are affected by dwindling amounts of clean water.
“Human beings need to come together now to fix environmental crises,” she says.
“Not a Drop to Drink” showcases McGinnis’ skillful narrative and a keen sense of character development. The book is available at the Cobber Bookstore.