I just submitted Colony Girl by Thomas Rayfiel. Outside Arhat, Iowa (population 8,000), there are cornfields and there's the Colony, a small Christian community whose inhabitants are willing themselves back to biblical times. Precocious, fifteen-year-old Eve is a Colony girl, but she's too smart and impatient to stay put. Along with her friends, she is reaching that age where the future looms and Town beckons. She gets a job on the local highway crew as a flagman, falls in love with both Joey, the local teen Adonis, and Herbert, his portly, tortured, middle-aged dad. Meanwhile, the Colony is in disarray. Gordon, its charis¬matic and creepy founder, has been acting strange lately . . . strange even for a cult leader. He is holed up in his house watching twenty-four-hour cable, ignoring his flock, and drinking grain alcohol. Now the bizarre marriage he has arranged for Eve's best friend has the Colony Elders up in arms. As Colony Girl races to an unexpected climax, bold Eve finds herself trying to save the Colony even as she struggles to escape its grasp. Sharp, witty, and entirely fresh, this coming-of-age story mixes religion, sex, and the eternal American hunger for freedom. Jamie in Michigan To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.