Rapture of Canaan (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


Sheri Reynolds was born in rural South Carolina and now lives in Virginia. She has taught English at Virginia Commonwealth University, Old Dominion University, and The College of William and Mary. She is at work on a new novel.

Praise For…


"Truly rapturous."
The New York Times Book Review

"Folksy lyricism . . . a colorful supporting cast . . . a fresh story. As they say in church, 'Hallelujah.'"
Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Powerful."
Atlanta Journal & Constitution

"Assured . . . devastating."
Booklist

"The story compels . . . Reynolds has an imagination that takes the reader into what feels like the world of a teen-age girl trying to make her peace with the world and with god."
Richmond Style Weekly

"The newest and most exciting voice to emerge in contemporary Southern fiction."
San Francisco Bay Guardian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780425162446
ISBN-10: 0425162443
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: April 8th, 1997
Pages: 336
Language: English
Series: Oprah's Book Club