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The Last Days of California

A Novel

By Mary Miller, 1977-

“[A] terrific first novel. . . . Why worry about labeling a book this good? Just read it.”—Laurie Muchnick, New York Times Book Review


Jess is fifteen years old and waiting for the world to end. Her evangelical father has packed up the family to drive west to California, hoping to save as many souls as possible before the Second Coming. With her long-suffering mother and rebellious (and secretly pregnant) sister, Jess hands out tracts to nonbelievers at every rest stop, Waffle House, and gas station along the way. As Jess’s belief frays, her teenage myopia evolves into awareness about her fracturing family. Selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover pick and an Indie Next pick, Mary Miller’s radiant debut novel reinvigorates the literary road-trip story with wry vulnerability and savage charm.

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Book

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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780871405883


Format: Book
Author: Miller, Mary, 1977-
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Jess' beliefs falter when her evangelical father packs up the family, including her secretly pregnant older sister and her long-suffering mother, to travel across the country and save souls ahead of the anticipated end of the world.
Title: The last days of California : a novel / Mary Miller.
Publisher Date: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Subject: Teenage girls -- Fiction. Families -- Religious life -- Fiction. Rapture (Christian eschatology) -- Fiction. Christians -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780871405883 (hbk.) 0871405881 (hbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: F Miller
Oclc: 862149027
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Bib Id: 495036

Format: Book
Author: Miller, Mary, 1977-
Summary: Fourteen-year-old Jess' beliefs falter when her evangelical father packs up the family, including her secretly pregnant older sister and her long-suffering mother, to travel across the country and save souls ahead of the anticipated end of the world.
Title: The last days of California : a novel / Mary Miller.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
Description: 233 pages ; 22 cm
Subjects: Teenage girls -- Fiction.
Subjects: Families -- Religious life -- Fiction.
Subjects: Rapture (Christian eschatology) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Christians -- Fiction.
Genre: Road fiction.
LCCN: 2013039350
ISBN: 9780871405883 (hbk.)
ISBN: 0871405881 (hbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Miller