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The Rapture of Canaan

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ISBN13: 9780425162446
ISBN10: 0425162443
Condition: Standard
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At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.

Review:

"While many of the issues Reynolds deals with are coming-of-age staples...her gift for characterization ultimately transcends the material as Ninah's strength and resilience enable her to move beyond benighted religiosity toward a true and lasting faith." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Reynolds lives up to the praise garnered by her first novel, Bitterroot Landing." Library Journal

Synopsis:

At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.

Synopsis:

From the author of Bitterroot Landing--hailed by the Richmond State as "a splendid contribution to Southern literature"--comes a stunning story woven around the themes of innocence and miracles in everyday life. When the granddaughter of the founder of an isolated religious community in South Carolina is discovered to be pregnant, no amount of punishment will make her recant her statement that a holy child grows inside her.

About the Author

Reynolds teaches writing and literature at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

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Loca0316, December 6, 2006 (view all comments by Loca0316)
I am 18 years old and I hate reading honestly but when I picked up this book for a English 351 class it was no more of an obligation for me it was an adventure and I shared my thoughts on this book with all my religious friends. - Jennifer
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I couldn't put this book down. It's a coming of age story about a girl who's involved in a cult-like church. It's so masterfully written that I almost thought it was real, and it moved me to tears.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780425162446
Author:
Reynolds, Sheri
Publisher:
Berkley Publishing Group
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Family saga
Subject:
Clergy
Subject:
South carolina
Subject:
Religious fiction
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Religious - Romance/Contemporary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Clergy -- South Carolina -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Christian - Romance/Contemporary
Subject:
Christian - Romance
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Oprah's Book Club (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 97-02
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.14x5.32x.90 in. .63 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 336 pages Berkley Publishing Group - English 9780425162446 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "While many of the issues Reynolds deals with are coming-of-age staples...her gift for characterization ultimately transcends the material as Ninah's strength and resilience enable her to move beyond benighted religiosity toward a true and lasting faith." Publishers Weekly
"Review" by , "Reynolds lives up to the praise garnered by her first novel, Bitterroot Landing."
"Synopsis" by ,
At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.
"Synopsis" by , From the author of Bitterroot Landing--hailed by the Richmond State as "a splendid contribution to Southern literature"--comes a stunning story woven around the themes of innocence and miracles in everyday life. When the granddaughter of the founder of an isolated religious community in South Carolina is discovered to be pregnant, no amount of punishment will make her recant her statement that a holy child grows inside her.
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