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Among the Lesser Gods
Among the Lesser Gods | Margo Catts
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More than a decade after accidentally setting a deadly fire as a child, Elena Alvarez is living a shadow of a life, unwilling to act, expecting her choices to have unbearable consequences on those around her. An unintended pregnancy serves only to paralyze her further. Anxious to put off adult decisions and their consequences a little longer, she agrees to spend the summer in the town of Leadville, Colorado, just down the mountain from her grandmother's isolated home, to care for two children whose mother has recently died. Though Elena fled to this remote place to hide herself away, soon the troubled family and the intertwined community begin to draw her out of herself. She finds echoes of her troubles on every side and starts to question her self-imposed isolation. When Elena is confronted with a grim discovery from her family's past, she discovers the truth of the terrible burdens we take upon ourselves, and eventually, begins to understand how tragedy and redemption are inevitably intertwined--and how curses can sometimes lead to blessings, however disguised. Thematically rich and beautifully written, Among the Lesser Gods is a timeless coming-of-age story blossoming out of sophisticated prose and nuanced characters--an essential read for the literary audience.
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cathysaid
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Just finished listening to this one and IT IS SO GOOD. Tragedy and poor decisions are a theme in Elena‘s life and bring her home to small town Colorado. Through connections she makes with the residents there, the children for whom she cares, and spending time with her grandmother, Elena learns about the redemptive power of forgiveness...especially when it comes to forgiving herself. Poetic and witty with strong female characters. 4⭐️ #audiobooks

Crazeedi Sounds really good 7mo
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Eggs
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#latenightthoughtswithMisty @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
1. Among the Lesser Gods-So Good
2. The Address by Fiona Davis, Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds, The Trespasser by Tana French
3. Historical Fiction
4. Willowtree figures/angels
5. @Cathythoughts @Mommamanzi @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen Another Willow Tree collector just like @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I told her we are book sisters too!! ❤️💗😘 2y
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Eggs
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"Beauty from ashes, right here. Tragedy and blessing. Leave them alone long enough and it gets real hard to tell them apart."

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DebinHawaii
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#MarchIntoOz #LivingInThe70s What do these books have in common besides the beautiful covers and the fact that I read, enjoyed and reviewed them? They are both set in the 1970s. Mermaids is a coming of age story & Lesser Gods is a story of coming to terms with guilt, regrets & bad decisions. 📚💙

Eggs LOVE the mermaid cover 2y
RachelO They really do have beautiful covers! 2y
Emilymdxn Can‘t even process how gorgeous they are, particularly the one on the right 2y
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Eggs
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"I go there to connect myself with people."
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GypsyKat
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I couldn‘t resist grabbing this one. Such a great price! #BookSale #TBR

Tamra I did too! 🤞🏾 2y
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APLitlife
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@MargoCatts I just ordered your book. I can‘t wait to read it!

MargoCatts @APLitlife Thank you!! We should maybe get that coffee before you read it so we can talk about something else. 😉🙄 2y
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BeckyLeJ
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This weekend was bananas. Pitches and critiques as well as an agent q&a panel, dinners, lunches, and authors, authors, authors! #rmfw2017 was a blast capped off with the fab Margo reading at #BookBarDenver!

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MrBook
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#TBRtemptation post 2! Released in May. Another beautiful cover! Elena's living a cursed life--she accidentally set a deadly fire when a child; her mother abandoned her; she's had an unwanted pregnancy. With her latest bad decision, she heads to her grandmother's isolated cabin in the mountains near Leadville, Colorado. Then, life rocks her again. A story of cause & effect, tragedy & resemption, & the burdens we carry. #blameLitsy #blameMrBook 😎

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DebinHawaii
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Day 14 #JuneBookBugs #debut Here are six debut novels that I read and reviewed on my blog in 2017 and really enjoyed. Among the Lesser Gods is the most recent and there's a Giveaway for a finished print copy of it on the post (I'll put the link to it below) if you have a U.S. or Canada address and want to try win a copy of your own. 📚💙

DebinHawaii Link to blog post with review, recipe & Giveaway if Among the Lesser Gods: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-book-tour-stops-here-review-of_13... 3y
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DebinHawaii
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I really enjoyed this debut novel-set in 1978 In a Colorado Mountain town. About forgiveness & redemption for oneself & for others. Beautiful descriptive writing that brings the setting to life & well-drawn, flawed but likable characters, it touched my heart & I was sorry to see it end. I also loved this (vegan) Watermelon Milkshake inspired by the book. See my review, recipe & a GIVEAWAY for a copy of the book on my book tour blog post-link👇🏻📚

DebinHawaii Link to review, milkshake recipe & giveaway (U.S. & Canada addresses) here: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-book-tour-stops-here-review-of_13... 3y
Cinfhen Nice, Deb💗I will definitely be making that vegan shake! 3y
StephanieMarie Read and entered! Great post! 3y
saresmoore This sounds amazing—book & recipe! 3y
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hes7
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"I'd started to see familiarity as a robe you pull over the odd or the shocking. As with any other clothing, everyone knows what's under there, but folks ignore it and focus on other things. Because everyone has something to cover."

Elena has (emotional) #scars from her past and tries to keep her distance from everybody. But I think, as the #TeaserTuesday suggests, she's gaining new perspective from her time in a small mountain town. #JuneTunz

valeriegeary Gah! I just love the cover of this one so so much! 😍 3y
hes7 @valeriegeary Me too! Stars and mountains ❤️ 3y
Cinfhen Nice job, #multiplayer 3y
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DebinHawaii
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My #weekendreading It has been a long week without much time for reading or hanging out. My introvert needs some serious downtime. Started this book for review next week earlier over dinner--lemony zucchini with thyme & basil on whole wheat naan & white wine. Happy weekend everyone 🎉📚😴👍

Mommamanzi All of this looks amazing! 3y
Suet624 Yummy!!! 3y
ephemeralwaltz That must be delicious!!👌 3y
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hes7
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Lots of sunshine ☀️ as I start yet another book. I'm having a problem with commitment this week... #BookAndSun #SplashIntoSummerReads

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hes7
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❤️ #bookmail. #TBR

merelybookish Quite a stack! 🙂 3y
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TorieStorieS
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Wow! An engaging and truly terrific read! This one has it all from great characters, backstories, themes and plot pacing! Hard to put down!! #Bestof2017 #VacationReads

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Liberty
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@BeckyLeJ tells me this is going to be one of the best books of 2017. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. 📚🤘🏻❤️

BeckyLeJ Yay! There are so many things I love about this book! Enjoy 😊 3y
ck_femme Yes!!! Read and enjoy. It's AMAZING. 3y
MrsV I'll have to remember this one! 3y
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