Dread Nation

Author  Justina Ireland

(Balzer + Bray, 9780062570604, $17.99, available April)

"Dread Nation is not just a zombie story; you could have weeks of book group meetings and still be talking about it. Ireland is an author to keep your eyes on. She writes with meaning, intention, and spark. Her characters leap off the page and demand attention.

dread NationIn Ireland's tale, the world is crumbling, racism is making a fierce comeback (if it every really left), and you won't be able to help drawing connections to recent current events."

--Clarissa Murphy, Papercuts J.P., Boston, MA