The Forest of Hands and Teeth
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Through twists and turns of fate, orphaned Mary seeks knowledge of life, love, and what lies beyond her walled village and the surrounding forest, where dwell the Unconsecrated, aggressive flesh-eating people who were once dead.
Mary's whole world consists of a small village surrounded by a fence—the only thing keeping out the Unconsecrated, the living dead who wait outside, hungry and snarling. When the fence is breached, will Mary be brave enough and smart enough to help the other villagers escape and survive?
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THE OCEAN MARY, THE OCEAN! SO BEAUTIFUL THE OCEAN
When I return my hands are red and raw from gathering the snow. I slowly approach the bed. The patient is calm now, and when he hears my shoes against the wooden floor he turns and I see who it is.
"Travis," I gasp. My voice feels raw in my throat and I look around quickly to make sure that Sister Tabitha has not heard me speak. I have no doubt that she would send me into the Forest if she felt the need.
"Mary," he wishers. "Oh, Mary." He reaches out and grabs my hand and brings it toward his cheek such that I am pulled forward and I end up stumbling and falling onto my knees next to the bed.
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Mary lives in a a village surrounded by the unconsecrated and they supposedly are the last people in the whole world. The village is run by the sisterhood who have secrets that marry discovers. Mary's long time love bails on her and she is forced to marry his brother until.....
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