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Author Discusses Debut Novel 'After the Flood' Ahead of Omaha Reads Event

Photo of Kassandra Montag, woman in black dress against black background
Courtesy of Nancy Kohler

Nebraska is the most landlocked state in the country. In “After the Flood,” this year’s Omaha Reads selection, that's a good thing. Nebraska author Kassandra Montag imagines a world overtaken by floodwater. When her Nebraska home floods, Myra flees with her young daughter Pearl. They sail the seas looking for Pearl’s older sister, who was kidnapped by their father before Pearl was born.

Black and blue book cover with a rabbit, birds and a snake
Credit Courtesy of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins
"After the Flood" is the post-apocalyptic tale of a mother's search for her eldest daughter.

The Omaha Public Library will host Montag Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in a virtual author visit as part of Omaha Reads programming. Omaha Public Radio’s Courtney Bierman spoke to Montag ahead of her visit about the book and its prospective television adaptation.

Seats are still available for Montag’s author visit. Online registration is required. "After the Flood" is available for purchase online and in bookstores.

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