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Raising Stony Mayhall

Gregory, Daryl (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Raising Stony Mayhall
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"In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda--and he begins to move. The family hides the child--whom they name Stony--rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret--until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world."--P. [4] of cover.
Authors: Gregory, Daryl
Title: Raising Stony Mayhall
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2011
Characteristics: xv, 422 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Daryl Gregory
Notes: "Del Rey trade paperback original"--T.p. verso
Summary: "In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm. Wrapped in the woman's arms is a baby, stone-cold, not breathing, and without a pulse. But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda--and he begins to move. The family hides the child--whom they name Stony--rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him. Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow. For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret--until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world."--P. [4] of cover.
ISBN: 0345522370
9780345522375
Branch Call Number: FICTION GREGORY 2011
Subject Headings: Brothers and sisters Fiction Mothers and daughters Fiction Zombies Fiction
Genre/Form: Horror fiction
Topical Term: Brothers and sisters
Mothers and daughters
Zombies
LCCN: 2011010016
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In the early days of the zombie apocalypse, a family stumbles upon a dead mother and her baby, also dead - undead, that is. Defying all mythological convention, baby Stony starts to grow and as he does, causes awkward situations for the family that adopted him.


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Oct 01, 2013
  • CATLIN rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I love zombies! Raising Stony Mayhall has a completely different take on zombies. Stony is found as an infant and raised by a human mom with her family, He actually grows up! As an adult he inadvertantly helps the zombies instigate a second zombie war- zombies vs humans a second time! Loved this book and was sorry when it ended. It needs a sequel!

Easy read, enjoyable. Little long winded in parts, but I mostly enjoyed the story and the characters were colorful.
Not an all out gruesome fest more a story of family and acceptance

Jun 19, 2012
  • kamkamtoo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good , engaging story who's characters grip you though you never get a ton of detail. Long history of a post-apocalyptic life. Discusses the large issues and struggles with right & wrong/good & evil as all good post-ap stories should do. Little draggy at the end but well worth reading for both YA and Adult Fiction.

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