Jason Mott - 'The Crossing'
Twins Virginia and Tommy Matthews have been on their own since they were orphaned at the age of five, surviving a merciless foster care system by relying on each other. Twelve years later, the world begins to collapse around them as a deadly contagion steadily wipes out entire populations and a devastating world war rages on. When Tommy is drafted for the war, the twins are faced with a choice: accept their fate of almost certain death, or dodge the draft. Virginia and Tommy flee into the dark night. North Carolina author of The Wonder of All Things, shares this new, riveting story in The Crossing. Kirkus praises Mott for his "lyrical writing and soulful insight."