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2018 Winner of the Best Indie Book Award

in young adult fiction!


2020 Winner of the Connecticut Author Project

in young adult fiction!


They tell me the country looked different back then.


They talk of open borders and flowing rivers.


They say the world was green.


But drought swept across the globe and the United States of the past disappeared under a burning sky. 


Enora Byrnes lives in the aftermath, a barren world where water has become the global currency. In a life dominated by duty to family and community, Enora is offered a role within an entity that controls everything from water credits to borders. But it becomes clear that not all is as it seems. From the wasted confines of her small town to the bowels of a hidden city, Enora will uncover buried secrets that hide an unthinkable reality. 


As truth reveals the brutal face of what she has become, she must ask herself: how far will she go to retain her humanity?

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What readers are saying

"The imagery, along with the all-too-real backstory, succeeded in making After the Green Withered one of the most horrifically breathtaking dystopians I have ever read."

Eyes Open Reviews

"Kristin Ward has created a world that although totally fictional, could be our future which is terrifying and shocking in itself." 

Herding Cats Book Blog

"This is a great dystopian novel filled with suspense and amazing world building, it will leave you questioning our reality long after the last page has been turned."

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