Raising Stony Mayhall

Raising Stony Mayhall

Book - 2011
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From award-winning author Daryl Gregory, whom Library Journal called "[a] bright new voice of the twenty-first century," comes a new breed of zombie novel--a surprisingly funny, vividly frightening, and ultimately deeply moving story of self-discovery and family love.

In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda--and he begins to move.

The family hides the child--whom they name Stony--rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret--until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey Books, c2011
ISBN: 9780345522375
0345522370
Branch Call Number: FIC Grego
Characteristics: xv, 422 p

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A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: "I found this book to be slow and not nearly as captivating as it could have been. Okay read, but didn't really get into it."

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WGHolw
Feb 21, 2013

Easy read, enjoyable. Little long winded in parts, but I mostly enjoyed the story and the characters were colorful.
Not an all out gruesome fest more a story of family and acceptance

kamkamtoo Jun 19, 2012

Very good , engaging story who's characters grip you though you never get a ton of detail. Long history of a post-apocalyptic life. Discusses the large issues and struggles with right & wrong/good & evil as all good post-ap stories should do. Little draggy at the end but well worth reading for both YA and Adult Fiction.

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