The Fresco

The Fresco

Book - 2000
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The bizarre events that have been occuring across the United States -- unexplained "oddities" tracked by Air Defense, mysterious disappearances, shocking deaths -- seem to have no bearing on Benita Alvarez-Shipton's life. That is, until the soft-spoken thirty-six-year-old bookstore manager is approached by a pair of aliens asking her to transmit their message of peace to the powers in Washington. An abused Albuquerque wife with low self-esteem, Benita has been chosen to act as the sole liaison between the human race and the Pistach, who have offered their human hosts a spectacular opportunity for knowledge and enrichment.

But ultimately Benita will be called upon to do much more than deliver messages -- and may, in fact, be responsible for saving the Earth. Because the Pistach are not the only space-faring species currently making their presence known on her unsuspecting planet. And the others are not so benevolent.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780380816583
Branch Call Number: FIC/Teppe 3588cg 1
Characteristics: 406 p.


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Jan 03, 2011

This is still indulgent fantasy food for me, but...there are things in the book that strike off notes in me now, instead of the pure, idealistic chords that used to happen when I was younger. Less of a fan of someone else, no matter how benevolent, making decisions for me. More aware of some of the creepiness that seems to be inherent to Tepper's writing. Still an enjoyable read, though.

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