Rapture Ready (But First, Prom)

Being a teenager can really stink sometimes. Religion can make it easier, or it can make it even more of a chore. You're at that age where you question everything, like the characters in these books, who come from conservative backgrounds and aren't given much freedom to explore spirituality (or anything else) on their own…
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Tick, Tick, Tick, Birth

Leni Zumas' Red Clocks has proven incredibly popular here at the library. If you want more like it, I have a few suggestions.  First of all, let me spread the gospel of The Red Clocks. Told in the alternating voices of four interconnected women, it takes place in a near future where abortion is illegal and so is…
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Tales of Tricky Gods

Gods give us wisdom and virtue, but the tricksters are the ones we remember. Modern authors tend to highlight the more positive aspects of their character as they give them a contemporary spin. Fasten your seat belts and get ready for humorous adventure.  Where to start in recent literature of trickster gods than Neil Gaiman's Anansi…
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Women of Las Vegas

Summer is almost here, and that means travel. It also means work in the tourist industry, and what town is more dependent on tourism than Las Vegas? I've found some novels dealing with the grit behind the glitz for female workers in the neon palaces in the desert. While these books are historical novels, they…
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