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The story was about a young girl who ends up alone after some major disaster - a disease I believe. She thinks she is alone but eventualy discovers that there are others like her, other Alphas. She meets a young boy about her age who also believed he is alone, so they team up and travel across America to a location where they believe others like them are headed. Alphas are the next stage of evolution - smarter, stronger, healthier. I have searched the web but can't find this book. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • Joh Wyndhams The Crysalids comes to mind ( a long time since I read it, but a similar type of story, IIRC ) – Schroedingers Cat Jul 5 '12 at 15:37

Sounds like Emergence by David R. Palmer.

  • YES!!!! that is the one. Thank you so much. – Paul Foster Jul 5 '12 at 16:12
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    Perhaps you could accept the answer, then. – Mike Scott Jul 5 '12 at 16:13

The only stories that I can remember with this kind of human evolution were the Greg Bear novels Darwin's Radio and Darwin's Children, but they were from 1999 and 2003.

  • That doesn't involve a major disaster though... – Adele C Jul 5 '12 at 15:44

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