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Birmingham, 35 Miles

(2008)
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In this haunting and poignant debut novel, James Braziel tells an unforgettable story of love, family, and survival across a world that has already begun to die.…

When the ozone layer opened and the sun relentlessly scorched the land, there was nothing left but to hope. Mathew Harrison had always heard of a better life as close as Birmingham, only thirty-five miles away—zones of blue sky, wet grass, and clean breathable air. But to him it's a myth, a place guarded by soldiers, off limits to all but the lucky few. Meanwhile Mat works alongside his father, mining only the red clay that the once fertile Alabama soil can offer.

Now, with the killing deserts on the move again and the woman he loves on a Greyhound heading north, Mat has a travel visa and every reason to leave. But his roots in this lifeless soil inexplicably hold him firmly to the past. Torn between hope and resignation, with time running out, Mat must make a fateful choice between a new life and the one that isn't ready to let him go.

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Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Birmingham, 35 Miles
Author(s): James Braziel
ISBN: 0-553-38502-X / 978-0-553-38502-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Birmingham, 35 Miles
Author(s): James Braziel
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA