Not a Drop to Drink

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Regret was for people with nothing to defend, people who had no water.

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most important, 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.

But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, the nighttime threats, and the gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won't stop until they get it. . . .

With evocative, spare language and incredible drama, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl's journey in a barren world not so different from our own.


  • NotADropToDrink_01_Open

    Duration: 11s
  • NotADropToDrink_02_Chapter1

    Duration: 14min
  • NotADropToDrink_03_Chapter2

    Duration: 13min
  • NotADropToDrink_04_Chapter3

    Duration: 16min
  • NotADropToDrink_05_Chapter4

    Duration: 14min
  • NotADropToDrink_06_Chapter5

    Duration: 12min
  • NotADropToDrink_07_Chapter6

    Duration: 14min
  • NotADropToDrink_08_Chapter7

    Duration: 16min
  • NotADropToDrink_09_Chapter8

    Duration: 26min
  • NotADropToDrink_10_Chapter9

    Duration: 18min
  • NotADropToDrink_11_Chapter10

    Duration: 34min
  • NotADropToDrink_12_Chapter11

    Duration: 27min
  • NotADropToDrink_13_Chapter12

    Duration: 29min
  • NotADropToDrink_14_Chapter13

    Duration: 38min
  • NotADropToDrink_15_Chapter14

    Duration: 27min
  • NotADropToDrink_16_Chapter15

    Duration: 36min
  • NotADropToDrink_17_Chapter16

    Duration: 23min
  • NotADropToDrink_18_Chapter17

    Duration: 30min
  • NotADropToDrink_19_Chapter18

    Duration: 15min
  • NotADropToDrink_20_Chapter19

    Duration: 24min
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