Nov 10th 2020

Join us for the virtual launch of HOW TO PACK FOR THE END OF TH WORLD by Michelle Falkoff. For this event, Falkoff will be in conversation with Rachel DeWoskin. This event will be streamed on Women & Children First’s Crowdcast Channel.

If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do?

This is the question that haunts Amina as she watches new and horrible stories of discord and crisis flash across the news every day.

But when she starts at prestigious Gardner Academy, Amina finds a group of like-minded peers to join forces with—fast friends who dedicate their year to learning survival skills from each other, before it’s too late.

Still, as their prepper knowledge multiplies, so do their regular high school problems, from relationship drama to family issues to friend blow-ups. Juggling the two parts of their lives forces Amina to ask another vital question: Is it worth living in the hypothetical future if it’s at the expense of your actual present?

Michelle Falkoff is the author of Playlist for the Dead (an NPR Great Reads of 2015), Pushing Perfect (2016), Questions I Want to Ask You (2018), and How to Pack for the End of the World (2020). Her fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, The Harvard Review,, and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshpop and serves as director of communication and legal reasoning at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.

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