Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

In A World Consumed Beyond Redemption

Candlewick Press

About the book:

In MARTians, last girl Zoë Zindleman, numerical ID 009-99-9999, is starting work at AllMART, where "your smile is the AllMART welcome mat." Her living arrangements are equally bleak: she can wait for her home to be foreclosed and stripped of anything valuable now that AnnaMom has moved away, leaving Zoë behind, or move to the Warren, an abandoned strip-mall-turned-refuge for other left-behinds. With a handful of other disaffected, forgotten kids, Zoë must find her place in a world that has consumed itself beyond redemption. She may be a last girl, but her name means "life," and Zoë isn’t ready to disappear into the AllMART abyss. Zoë wants to live.

Read a review of MARTians by Kirkus Reviews.

The Write Question blog
The Write Question on Facebook
The Write Question on Twitter
The Write Question podcast

Blythe Woolston, author of 'Black Helicopters'

Blythe Woolston is a Montana native. Her debut novel, The Freak Observer, earned the 2011 William C. Morris award. All her books, including Catch & Release and Black Helicopters, are quirky blends of western landscape, gritty realism, and flashes of dark humor. Her books are not known for unambiguous happy endings. She is gainfully employed as an indexer of academic nonfiction; it is a vocation which both pays for socks and keeps a steady stream of pages moving through her hands.

Chérie Newman is a former arts and humanities producer and on-air host for Montana Public Radio, and a freelance writer. She founded and previously hosted a weekly literary program, The Write Question, which continues to air on several public radio stations; it is also available online at and
Become a sustaining member for as low as $5/month
Make an annual or one-time donation to support MTPR
Pay an existing pledge or update your payment information
Related Content