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Ann Burden is the last person alive after a nuclear war and everything is destroyed except for the valley that she lives in with her family and two store owners. One day her family and the store owners decide to go and see if anyone else is alive but they never come back and she hasn't seen anyone since. Until one day she sees a thin column of smoke that is a couple miles from the valley, each day late in the afternoon it is closer and is gone each morning. By the time that the stranger arrives at the valley Ann has hid everything in a cave in the valley and watches the stranger. A couple of days after the stranger arrives Ann's brother's dog Faro arrives in the valley, after being gone from the valley Ann thought he was dead. Could there be a place outside the valley that is safe too? Find out in Z for Zechariah.