Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis book cover

Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn’t leave at all.

Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism
  • Rape & attempted rape recounted
  • Forced sex work, off-page
  • Child abuse
  • Intimate partner violence recounted
  • Suicide, on-page
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pregnancy & childbirth, on-page
  • Stillbirth, on-page
  • Blood & gore depiction, including dead bodies
  • Graphic physical injuries & illness, including cholera, seizures, and fever
  • Field surgery
  • Syringes and needles
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a mother & father
  • Death of a brother
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Gun & knife violence
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping & hostage situation
  • Blackmail
  • Fire
  • Drought
  • Death from starvation & dehydration
  • Death from exposure
  • Military deployment recounted
  • Animal death & death of a pet, on-page
  • Animal cruelty
  • Hunting & animal dead bodies
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