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World Ahead Press
June 09, 2017
Product Description Madeline Hayes is a twenty-three-year-old librarian who is content with her simple life in a small town. But when she wakes up in the front yard with no memory of why she's there, suddenly her life becomes more complicated than she ever imagined.A worldwide blackout, an astronomic death toll, and strange superpowers are just the beginning of Madeline's troubles.What would a worldwide calamity look like in small town America?To what lengths will she go to discover her superpower?What if there's a catch? Will scientists be able to find a cure to the ominous side effects of these superpowers before it's too late?In Diane Anthony's debut novel Supernova, follow Madeline as she struggles to find her place in this new world where normal has become rare.
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