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_01_Open

    Duration: 13s
  • InAHandfulOfDust_02_Chapter1

    Duration: 13min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_03_Chapter2

    Duration: 15min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_04_Chapter3

    Duration: 25min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_05_Chapter4

    Duration: 24min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_06_Chapter5

    Duration: 14min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_07_Part2Chapter6

    Duration: 09min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_08_Chapter7

    Duration: 15min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_09_Chapter8

    Duration: 14min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_10_Chapter9

    Duration: 18min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_11_Chapter10

    Duration: 14min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_12_Chapter11

    Duration: 09min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_13_Chapter12

    Duration: 15min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_14_Chapter13

    Duration: 12min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_15_Chapter14

    Duration: 15min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_16_Chapter15

    Duration: 16min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_17_Chapter16

    Duration: 16min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_18_Chapter17

    Duration: 11min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_19_Chapter18

    Duration: 16min
  • InAHandfulOfDust_20_Chapter19

    Duration: 17min
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