The Divines

The Divines

A Novel

Book - 2021 | First edition.
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Piecing together memories from her teen years at an elite English boarding school, Josephine gradually exposes a violent secret explaining why the once-prestigious institution abruptly closed in disgrace.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780063012196
Branch Call Number: Adult Fiction
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 24 cm


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Jan 19, 2021

This is a coming-of-age story like no other and it does not make my want to send my granddaughter to a private boarding school. The girls of St. John the Divine are cruel to one another. They are cruel elitists. Told by a graduate of the school, Josephine, it looks back on her time as a “Divine”. Now married and living in the US she had pushed the school to the back of her mind until her honeymoon when she and her husband stopped by to visit. Josephine has reason to regret her actions which she thought led to the death of her roommate. She’s haunted by them, and as she says “ I was a teenager, self-obsessed, too caught up in my own narrative to care about anyone but myself.” While all the characters, including the adults were unlikable, the audiobook made it impossible to put down. With great voice change and pace, Imogen Church has created a listening experience that will remain with me for a long time.


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