Quiver: A Novel (Paperback)
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Quiver: A Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 300 Pages / Published: 01/11/2018
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Set in rural Tennessee, QUIVER, a YA novel by Julia Watts, focuses on the unlikely friendship between two teens from opposite sides of the culture wars.
Libby is the oldest child of six, going on seven, in a family that adheres to the "quiverfull" lifestyle: strict evangelical Christians who believe that they should have as many children as God allows because children are like arrows in the quiver of "God's righteous warriors." Meanwhile, her new neighbor, Zo is a gender fluid teen whose feminist, socialist, vegetarian family recently relocated from the city in search of a less stressful life. Zo and hir family are as far to the left ideologically as Libby's family is to the right, and yet Libby and Zo, who are the same age, feel a connection that leads them to friendship--a friendship that seems doomed from the start because of their families' differences.
Through deft storytelling, built upon extraordinary character development, author Watts offers a close examination of the contemporary compartmentalization of social interactions. The tensions that spring from their families' cultural differences reflect the pointed conflicts found in today's society, and illuminate a path for broader consideration.

Publisher: Three Rooms Press
ISBN: 9781941110669
Number of pages: 300
Dimensions: 210 x 140 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This is a wonderful story of friendship between two young people who are seeking their place within a world that is constantly changing, sometimes not for the better. For anyone who has felt "different," Watts's novel will be ultimately relatable." --PERFECT TEN RATING, VOYA Magazine
"Quiver is an amazing, heartfelt book with a powerful lesson to share. Nearly all young adults feel judged or excluded at some point in their lives; this story will help anyone, no matter their situation, see that acceptance is possible." --Foreword Reviews, starred review
"Opens important conversations about faith, family, independence, and identity." Kirkus Reviews
"This just may be the perfect book for our times, when acknowledgement of common ground and empathy are sorely needed." --New York Journal of Books
"Remarkable. . . . If you're looking for a book that allows you to experience worlds you aren't familiar with, I can't recommend Quiver strongly enough." --Dews Reviews
"A hopeful book. . . . Recommended for readers who seek possible bridges across the divides in our society." --Me, You, and Books
"With Quiver, Julia Watts captures the essence of growing up in two wildly disparate families, and weaves a unique, compassionate tale of unlikely friendship. It's impossible not to root for Libby and Zo! "--Meagan Brothers, author, Weird Girl and What's His Name
"Told from alternating points of view, this beautifully written book is just what the world needs right now. Quiver aimed for my heart and hit it straight on." --Lesl a Newman, author October Mourning: A Song for Matthew Shepard
"Julia Watts' latest novel captures, with painful accuracy, the pointed conflicts between liberals and ultra-conservatives, tensions that pervade the United States in general and Appalachia in particular at this perilous point in our country's history. Quiver is one of the most moving books I've ever read." --Jeff Mann, author, Cub and Country
"HIGHLY Recommend. This is the type of book that can make magic happen: it can open minds and challenge viewpoints through the unfolding of a truly beautiful story." --Amy Christine Parker, author, Gated and Astray
"Julia Watts is a natural-born storyteller, and in her latest novel she has quite a story to tell. In its empathic and even-handed focus on the unlikely friendship between two teens whose families are on opposite sides of the religious/political spectrum, Quiver is a necessary book that's both of and for these terrible times." --Robin Lippincott, author, Blue Territory: A Meditation on the Life and Art of Joan Mitchell

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