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Author: Katie Coyle Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Vivian Apple Series Release Date: January 2015 ISBN: 9781633795266
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Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed “Rapture,” all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn’t looking for a savior. She’s looking for the truth.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Offers a penetrating critique of religious intolerance along with a provocative ‘What if?’—What if the Rapture is real? What happens to everyone left behind?”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “A thoughtful and earnest work that has much to say about the world we human beings have created and why we must deeply question the faiths we chose.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Skillful plot twists, mordant humor, and careful characterizations make this a memorable coming-of-age story and noteworthy debut.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A gritty, often troubling work that is nevertheless infused with humor and heart.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Narrator Julia Whelan narrates this chilling account of a teen member of the evangelical Church of America at a time when widespread disasters have ravaged the country…Whelan emphasizes the twists in Vivian’s daring journey to discover the truths behind the sexist, rigid cult of the church. The fast-paced story includes intelligent irreverent humor. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “A unique and unpredictable apocalypse story steeped in tension and creepy atmosphere, with intelligent commentary on fundamentalism and corporate influence in America; it’s also an empowering coming-of-age adventure starring a relatable protagonist.”

    Horn Book magazine

  • “For readers who like their realistic fiction with a whopping side of satire.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Katie Coyle grew up in Fair Haven, New Jersey, and has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in One Story, the Southeast Review, Cobalt, and Critical Quarterly. She lives in San Francisco.

About the Narrator

Julia Whelan, winner of numerous Earphones Awards, won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Romance Narration in 2013 and has also been a finalist for an Audie Award in other years. She was named one of AudioFile magazine’s Best Voices of 2010, and two of her audio narrations were shortlisted for the American Library Association’s notable recordings of 2010. Her narration of Jandy Nelson’s The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. She is a former child actor who has appeared in multiple films and television shows, most notably ABC’s Once and Again. After receiving her college degree, she returned to the film industry and is also a writer.