Vivian Apple at the End of the World

Katie Coyle (Author)
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Product Details

Houghton Mifflin
Publish Date
June 14, 2016
5.4 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Katie Coyle has an MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. She is the author of Vivian Apple at the End of the World, winner of the Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers Prize, and Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle. She lives in San Francisco, California. Visit her website at


"Have you ever read a book that made you want to be a braver person, one that is beautiful and scary and funny and heartbreaking and genuinely weird all at once? [This] is that kind of book."

"Smart, well-written, with great characters, this book will leave you thinking long after you turn the last page."

"This coming-of-age story mixes in the Rapture, a road trip and a romance, creating an incredibly readable cocktail."
--Campus Circle

"Vivian Apple at the End of the World 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

"For readers who like their realistic fiction with a whopping side of satire."

"Coyle's debut is 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