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Title: See You in September
Authors: Norman, Charity
Genre: Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 424
Year: 2017
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Language: English
Description: It starts off so innocently ... a group of friendly and helpful people, an idyllic valley near Rotorua, a chance to take stock. Before she knows it, young Englishwoman Cassy Howell's plans for a short holiday in New Zealand have been ditched and she opts to stay permanently, especially now that she has her unborn child to consider. The Gethsemane community is everything she could have ever wanted, but over time their leader Justin's claims that they are in the 'Last Days' raise all sorts of questions - just where will his faith take them all?

Fast-paced and gripping, this is an exciting story of a community in thrall to its charismatic leader.
Categories: Fiction - New Zealand, Community, Contemporary, Morals/Ethics, Social commentary/perspectives, 2019 Titles

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By: NELS 043 2019-02-18 13:28:28
4.5 
Our group collectively really enjoyed this book. We felt it was very well-written, very realistic and riveting. Highly recommended.

By: HAST 007 2019-02-18 13:26:51
5 
A great read - loved by all.

By: CHCH 317 2019-02-18 13:25:52
4 
This book provoked a lot of discussion. It was a significant insight into mind manipulation and how these cults develop and survive. The discussion involved cults around in NZ today. Most of the group found it disturbing but informative, and once into the body of the story, we found it hard to put down.

 
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