Saving The Places

Home » The Big Melt

The Big Melt

Available now — click here to order.

THE BIG MELT – by Ned Tillman
Coming of Age in a Time of Changing Climates

Sleepy Valley is a town probably similar in many ways to the one where you live. Things are fine on the surface but no one is thinking about the future. Are you ready for what is about to happen to you and to towns all across the country and around the world?

Marley and Brianne, the main characters in our story, were not. Nor were their parents, their neighbors, or anyone in town.  When they woke up on the day after their high school graduation they found their lives turned upside down as a series of climate catastrophes descended on their town. They struggle to find their voices and their purpose for living while attempting to save their family and friends, their town, and civilization as we know it.

The Big Melt engages, informs, and challenges readers of all ages to consider a variety of perspectives on what is rapidly becoming the challenge of the century: Now that our climate is changing, what do we do? This work of contemporary fiction, with a touch of fantasy and hope, will inspire you to care a little more about what might occur in your town in the not-too-distant future.

PRAISE FOR THE BIG MELT from students, teachers, and other readers

  • “Yes I love this book sooo much!” I. Zahn.
  • “I couldn’t put the book down because it was so intriguing.  I loved the mixture of the real and the surreal.  Thank you for writing this wonderful book.” J. Kari.
  • Marley’s ‘just like us,’ so readers connect with him.” S. Fuller
  • “Lots of humor made it fun to read. I really enjoyed it.” B. Vanthoff
  • “Vivid details helped me imagine what crazy weather events looked like.” S. Umrani
  • “I liked the plot and ending. I think a book like this can help inspire people.” Kohn
  • “Showing the inner conflicts of the characters allowed me to understand their decisions and gave me a view into their thoughts and feelings.” J. Payne
  • “The entire story really kept me engaged. It was like a mystery.” C. Thomas
  • “I liked that the story had a mix of hope and tragedy blended.” M. Winters
  • “I was inspired by the book. I talked about the book to friends and family.” P. Patel
  • “I found myself thinking about the story for days after reading the book.” J. Duff


Click here to order The Big Melt.


Now Available: The Big Melt

%d bloggers like this: