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The Fresco
The Fresco
Author: Sheri S. Tepper
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...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780380816583
ISBN-10: 038081658X
Publication Date: 2/1/2002
Pages: 480
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 52 ratings
Publisher: Eos
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Bossmare avatar reviewed The Fresco on + 306 more book reviews
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Loved this book! Great characters, I loved Benita, Chiddy and Vess.
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This was a fascinating book describing Earth's first contact with a peaceful alien race, called the Pistach, through a lone Earth woman named Benita, an abused middle-aged mother living in New Mexico. The offers an interesting look at various human cultures through the eyes of the Pistach's envoys to Earth, giving the reader a lot of food thought throughout the book.

The Pitasch are not the only aliens interested in establishing relations with humanity, and these other alien races are fuzzy, friendly ETs--their interest in humanity is much darker.

The Pistach want to help humanity get rid of these other aliens, but a crisis on their home planet threatens both races. Benita comes up with a solution that might save the day.....but only time will tell.
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Great science fiction.
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Another great tale from Sherri Tepper! This one has a great sense of irony and humor. I highly recommend it!


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