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The rapture of Canaan

Author: Sheri Reynolds
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1995.
Series: Oprah's book club
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The impact on a religious community in the South when the 14-year-old granddaughter of the founder becomes pregnant. The community is the Church of Fire and Brimstone where sin is punished by whipping. The girl insists she is not guilty of the sin of fornication and no amount of punishment will make her recant. When the baby is born with a birth defect, her grandfather takes that as a sign the baby is the New  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Bildungsromans
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reynolds, Sheri.
Rapture of Canaan.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©1995
(OCoLC)605079940
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheri Reynolds
ISBN: 039914112X 9780399141126 0425155439 9780425155431
OCLC Number: 32430793
Description: 320 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Oprah's book club
Responsibility: Sheri Reynolds.

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The impact on a religious community in the South when the 14-year-old granddaughter of the founder becomes pregnant. The community is the Church of Fire and Brimstone where sin is punished by whipping. The girl insists she is not guilty of the sin of fornication and no amount of punishment will make her recant. When the baby is born with a birth defect, her grandfather takes that as a sign the baby is the New Messiah. By the author of Bitterroot Landing.

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