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The Rapture of Canaan
The Rapture of Canaan | Sheri Reynolds
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Ninah Huff, the teenage granddaughter of the founder of an isolated religious community, causes controversy when she is discovered to be pregnant with what she claims is a holy child
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Mike.Hall
The Rapture of Canaan | Sheri Reynolds
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Breaking free from a religion that simply holds you down. From the outside it seems like an easy thing to do, but if you are raised in a community like this, it can be very difficult to get out. This book I believe captures that struggle well.

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ladyneverwhere
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I don't know how to feel about this book. It was very readable, some of the prose was beautiful, I cared about the protagonist, but it felt emotionally manipulative and some of it made no sense at all. You are such a secluded group of religious followers but you send your kids to public school? With a quick ridiculous explanation that they had to because they'd "gotten in trouble with the government" for not sending them before? ?‍♀️

#readharder

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maximoffs
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This book was a little slow in the beginning, interesting, but slow. And then HOLY CANNOLI DID IT PICK UP. It's 1:30 am and I didn't anticipate finishing this tonight but...when the book calls....

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maximoffs
The Rapture of Canaan | Sheri Reynolds

Woah. When this book picked up it PICKED UP. I can't stop and it's 1 am

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maximoffs
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I have the house to myself, so reading and Vanderpump Rules until I work much later today!

Weaponxgirl That is some good trashy tv. All the youngsters are just the worst kind of people! 1y
maximoffs @Weaponxgirl I love it! I work in the restaurant industry so I relate a lot 1y
Weaponxgirl @maximoffs The real housewives franchise is also a problematic fave of mine, I do love Lisa! Her little dog is the cutest thing ever in his outfits 1y
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maximoffs @Weaponxgirl Lisa vanderpump is my HERO 1y
kylienoele Our friendship was totally meant to be! VP and Lisa Vanderpump in general are my faves 😜 1y
asiriusreader Such a good guilty pleasure!! 1y
maximoffs @kylienoele I wish Lisa was my mom tbh 😂 @asiriusreader right?? 1y
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LDavisMunro
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This was one of my favourite books as a teenager and reading it again years later it does not disappoint. It is just as poignant, beautiful and thought provoking as I remember. Sheri Reynolds, thank you for this literary gift! #recommendsday

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LDavisMunro
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"When I've used up all my rags and lies, rope and hair, fabric and love, when I'm out of twine and my loom is broken and there's still a story in me, that's when I unknot and begin the unraveling."

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Echo
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Found this little gem hiding in the back of a Little Free Library. Grabbed it for a friend to read.
I once spoke with a bookseller who told me that this one always ends up in the religion section at thrift stores & she always rescues the book from being there.

Annl I rescued this one also. Think I will give it a try! 3y
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LDavisMunro
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I'm re-reading an old fav of mine! This is a great story about a teenage girl who stands up to her community when she becomes pregnant. Ninah is a bold, brave heroine who is full of love... and perhaps a fair amount of naivety.

Melwilk This is on my TBR shelf. I will have to grab it soon. 3y
LDavisMunro @Melwilk let me know what you think. I haven't read it in so long, I hope it is as good as I remember!! 3y
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