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Agnes at the End of the World

(2020)
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The Handmaid's Tale meets Wilder Girls in this genre-defying novel about a girl who escapes a terrifying cult only to discover that the world Outside has succumbed to a viral apocalypse.

Agnes loves her home of Red Creek -- its quiet, sunny mornings, its dusty roads, and its God. There, she cares tirelessly for her younger siblings and follows the town's strict laws. What she doesn't know is that Red Creek is a cult, controlled by a madman who calls himself a prophet.
Then Agnes meets Danny, an Outsider boy, and begins to question what is and isn't a sin. Her younger brother, Ezekiel, will die without the insulin she barters for once a month, even though medicine is considered outlawed. Is she a sinner for saving him? Is her sister, Beth, a sinner for dreaming of the world beyond Red Creek?
As the Prophet grows more dangerous, Agnes realizes she must escape with Ezekiel and leave everyone else, including Beth, behind. But it isn't safe Outside, either: A viral pandemic is burning through the population at a terrifying rate. As Agnes ventures forth, a mysterious connection grows between her and the Virus. But in a world where faith, miracles, and cruelty have long been indistinguishable, will Agnes be able to choose between saving her family and saving the world?

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A truly unique gem of a book. Set during the apocalypse and featuring a disturbing virus and terrifying cult, McWilliams's tale is ultimately one of hope. Agnes is a fascinating heroine-determined, selfless, and brave. I was rooting for her from the very first page." - Erin Bowman

"Agnes at the End of the World is a carefully woven ode to faith-finding love in the shadow of death and discovering God during the apocalypse. Agnes's journey gripped my heart and kept me turning pages well into the night." - Ryan Graudin

"A powerful story, exquisitely told. Agnes is the antidote we need in our own dystopian times. She filled me with hope!" - Bill Konigsberg

"Unforgettable and full of hope, Agnes at the End of the World is at times beautiful, at others dark. The love that transcends these pages is a triumph." - Sarah Glenn Marsh

"In a word: beautiful. With Agnes at the End of the World, Kelly McWilliams has crafted an emotional, powerful story, filled with hope and grace and utterly selfless love. Absolutely unforgettable." - Jodi Meadows


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Used availability for Kelly McWilliams's Agnes at the End of the World

Hardback Editions

June 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
ISBN: 0-316-48733-3 / 978-0-316-48733-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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Paperback Editions

June 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
ISBN: 0-316-48732-5 / 978-0-316-48732-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
ISBN: 1-5491-6031-1 / 978-1-5491-6031-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette B and Blackstone Publishing
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June 2020 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World: Library Edition
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
ISBN: 1-5491-6029-X / 978-1-5491-6029-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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June 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Agnes at the End of the World
Author(s): Kelly McWilliams
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU