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Anna has always had trouble fitting in... that is until the Goldschmidts move in next door and recruit her as the newest member of their religious cult. Armed with newfound faith and fury, Anna prepares for the End of Days, dismissing her concerned parents as sinners who stand in the way of her path to greatness. Her choices lead to dire - and lethal - consequences. Weird, unexpected and often haunting, this is a book that won't leave your hands until the last page is turned - and which will live with you forever. — Jess Hanlon


From New York Times bestselling author Alice LaPlante comes a mesmerizing novel of destruction and renewal as a headstrong young woman joins a doomsday cult only to find salvation on an unexpected journey. LaPlante's acclaimed psychological thrillers are distinguished by their stunning synthesis of family drama and engrossing suspense, and Coming of Age at the End of Days delves even deeper into the creases of domestic life.

As an earnest young girl, Anna learned to fit in by hiding her quirks from her parents and friends. But at sixteen, a sudden depression takes hold of her life, and she loses her sense of self and purpose as well as the will to conform. Then the Bible-touting Goldschmidts move in next door. Anna is awestruck by both their charismatic son, Lars, and their fervent violent prophecies for the Tribulation at the End of Days.

Within months, Anna's life--her family, her home, her very identity--will undergo profound change. Yet when her newfound beliefs and misguided convictions bear irrevocable consequences, she must find the strength to persevere with the help of unlikely friends: Jim, a childhood crush wading through a quarter-life crisis in his parents' basement, and Clara, her compassionate chemistry teacher desperate for adventure.

Coming of Age at the End of Days is a deeply affecting portrait of love and faith, grief and redemption, and family legacies. LaPlante brilliantly parses an altered mind on the brink, exploring the often perilous, always challenging journey to become the people we want to be at the end of our days.

About the Author

Alice LaPlante is an award-winning and best-selling author of numerous books, including A Circle of Wives and the New York Times bestseller Turn of Mind, which was the winner of the Wellcome Trust's Book Prize and a B&N Discover Award finalist.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802125019
ISBN-10: 0802125018
Publisher: Grove Press
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 320
Language: English
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