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  • Hardcover
  • 369
  • The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel
  • Val Brelinski
  • English
  • 20 February 2019
  • 9780525427421

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  1. says:

    The story centers around a super religious family named the Duggarrs the uanbeck's The oldest daughter Grace gets to go on a mission trip to Mexico When she returns she carries with her a little something extra from her trip Grace is pregnant She swears that an Angel came to her and that she is carrying a holy child This

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    35 starsI take exception to the part in the description of this book that calls this a seemingly perfect family This family seemed to me anything but perfect from page one I have recently read some books about dysfunctional families with uestionable parenting Among them The Children's Crusade and Everything I Never Told You This is right u

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    That striking title sets the scene for an out of the ordinary coming of age novel set in a fundamentalist Christian family in Arco Idaho in 1970 The uanbecks renounce dancing movies alcohol and everything else that represents regular teenage

  4. says:

    Much has already been written about the plot and characters of this book a fundamentalist Christian family in 1970s IdahoDad is an astronomy professor at a small Christian college; Mom withdraws to her bedroom to nurse her freuent headachesdepression Oldest daughter Grace is zealously pursuing a missionary calling while seeking to outdo her parents as a model Christian Middle daughter Jory turns 14 and finds herself fo

  5. says:

    I loved this book and the people that live within it Brelinkski knows first hand about religious fervor and does a spectacular job relating how hard it is to fit in to the mainstream when your family's values are so narrow

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    NOTE I won this book in a GR Giveaway in return for an honest reviewFirst the goodThis is an easy reading story with a likeable character There's enough mystery to keep one reading and interestedNow for the badThis is a YA book in hiding The scenes and dialogues are Jr High and are mundane boring and nothing to do with the larger storyline The family in this book is nuts The actions of the parents are bizarre T

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    This is why i read Because sometimes some sweet delicious times a book like this falls in your lap and you never want it to end but you can’t put it down because you are learning and loving it so that it ends the next day The folks on the plane think you’re unhinged as you laugh out loud they turn the volume up on their tiny headsets hoping they’re sending you a polite message but no ten pages later you’re cryi

  8. says:

    The Girl Who Slept with God is beautiful story about the uanbecks a Christian family torn apart when Grace the el

  9. says:

    I won this through the First Reads giveawayThis was a very good book better than I anticipated The characters are complex and believable For example I think Grip would usually be written up as straight up creepy but he wasn't You were kind of attracted to his character like Jory was The novel did a good job at making me understand even if I

  10. says:

    Written with beautiful imagery this book is a haunting portrayal of one family's struggle with religion faith and tragedy

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The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

E edge of the town There they prepare for the much awaited arrival of the baby while building a makeshift family that includes an elderly eccentric neighbor and a tattooed social outcast who drives an ice cream truck The Girl Who Slept with God is a literary achievement about a family’s desperate need for truth love purity and redempti. This is why i read Because sometimes some sweet delicious times a book like this falls in your lap and you never want it to end but you can t put it down because you are learning and loving it so that it ends the next day The folks on the plane think you re unhinged as you laugh out loud they turn the volume up on their tiny headsets hoping they re sending you a polite message but no ten pages later you re crying sobbing wiping your nose on your sleeve because you know that we know now what causes that disease and could have easily saved that childEvery character is believable and whole foolish selfish brave authentic I am going to stop now because everyone should read this especially parents and those who might want to parent I worry that Ms Brelinski s next novel might not be as perfect as this is her story Effectively she wrote what she knewExcept th

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Ence professor at the local college Yet their mother’s depression and Grace’s religious fervor threaten the seemingly perfect family whose world is upended when Grace returns from a missionary trip to Mexico and discovers she’s pregnant with she believes the child of GodDistraught Oren sends Jory and Grace to an isolated home at th. I loved this book and the people that live within it Brelinkski knows first hand about religious fervor and does a spectacular job relating how hard it is to fit in to the mainstream when your family s values are so narrow Having been raised this same way I easily related to Jory I WAS Jory in high school This is the type of book you can t wait to go back to and it s the perfect end of summer read that will have you spellbound

Summary The Girl Who Slept with God A Novel

An entrancing debut about two sisters exiled by their parents when the eldest becomes pregnantSet in Arco Idaho in 1970 Val Brelinski’s powerfully affecting first novel tells the story of three sisters young Frances gregarious and strong willed Jory and moral minded Grace Their father Oren is a respected member of the community and sci. The story centers around a super religious family named the Duggarrs the uanbeck s The oldest daughter Grace gets to go on a mission trip to Mexico When she returns she carries with her a little something extra from her trip Grace is pregnant She swears that an Angel came to her and that she is carrying a holy child This family is the type of family that an unwed mother is just not going to fly What will the neighbors thinkThere was to be no mixed bathing no circuses or bowling alleys or pool halls no card playing except Uno no dancing or movie watching no make up or pierced ears or flashy jewelry or immodest dress of any kind Men were to have short hair and women long and Joy was spelled Jesus and Others and then You The mother of the family just can t deal with any of it so she completely shuts herself into her bedroom with a washcloth over her face her normal


About the Author: Val Brelinski

Val Brelinski was born and raised in Nampa Idaho the daughter of devout evangelical Christians She is a recent Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford where she was also a Jones Lecturer in fiction writing She received an MFA from the University of Virginia and her writing has been published in such magazines as VR and The Rumpus Fiction Confrontation and Green Mountains Review She received