In a Handful of Dust

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The only thing bigger than the world is fear.

Lucy's life by the pond has always been full. She has water and friends, laughter and the love of her adoptive mother, Lynn, who has made sure that Lucy's childhood was very different from her own. Yet it seems Lucy's future is settled already—a house, a man, children, and a water source—and anything more than life by the pond is beyond reach.

When disease burns through their community, the once life-saving water of the pond might be the source of what's killing them now. Rumors of desalinization plants in California have lingered in Lynn's mind, and the prospect of a "normal" life for Lucy sets the two of them on an epic journey west to face new dangers: hunger, mountains, deserts, betrayal, and the perils of a world so vast that Lucy fears she could be lost forever, only to disappear in a handful of dust.

In this companion to Not a Drop to Drink, Mindy McGinnis thrillingly combines the heart-swelling hope of a journey, the challenges of establishing your own place in the world, and the gripping physical danger of nature in a futuristic frontier.


  • InAHandfulOfDust_21_Chapter20

    Duration: 20min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_22_Chapter21

    Duration: 14min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_23_Chapter22

    Duration: 12min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_24_Chapter23

    Duration: 19min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_25_Chapter24

    Duration: 24min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_26_Part3Chapter25

    Duration: 18min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_27_Chapter26

    Duration: 17min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_28_Chapter27

    Duration: 15min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_29_Chapter28

    Duration: 09min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_30_Chapter29

    Duration: 16min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_31_Chapter30

    Duration: 13min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_32_Chapter31

    Duration: 14min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_33_Chapter32

    Duration: 15min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_34_Chapter33

    Duration: 19min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_35_Part4Chapter34

    Duration: 16min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_36_Epilogue

    Duration: 02min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_37_Credits

    Duration: 34s
  • sample

    Duration: 01min
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