Among the Lesser Gods

Among the Lesser Gods

by Margo Catts

Hardcover(Large Print)

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Overview

Tragedy and blessing. Leave them alone long enough, and it gets real hard to tell them apart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432840976
Publisher: Gale Group
Publication date: 07/05/2017
Edition description: Large Print
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Margo Catts grew up in Los Angeles and has since lived in Utah, Indiana, and Colorado. After raising three children in the U.S., she and her husband moved to Saudi Arabia. Originally a freelance editor for textbooks and magazines, she has also done freelance writing for business, technical, and advertising clients, all the while working on her fiction. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado. For more information, visit margocatts.com.

Cynthia Farrell is a professional voiceover artist with experience working on video games, commercials, and audiobooks. An Earphones Award winner, she is known for her portrayal of strong female characters. In addition to her voiceover work, she also has worked off-Broadway as a musical-theater singer ever since she attended New York University's musical-theater program. An English and Spanish speaker, she currently resides in her hometown of Los Angeles.

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Among the Lesser Gods: A Novel 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bought Margot Catts' novel on a whim because it sounded good. It is. Catts portrays rural, small-town life with warmth, but does not sugar coat it or weigh thevstory done with back story. A very good read!
Anonymous 8 months ago
This author is a natural storyteller. She weaved a wonderful and sad tale about guilt and forgiving ones self of past mistakes and the importance of love, family and friends. It is an uplifting story with an ultimately happy ending!
Anonymous 8 months ago
Really enjoyed this family - centered story that touched on shame , guilt, and ultimate redemption . There was mystery, painful situations, a little bit of romance...I'd like to think that Elena and Leo end up together in the future.
Anonymous 8 months ago
So much insight to events and personalities. It was hard to put down and I wanted more details on the relationship with Leo . Please write another book about this character.
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Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Growing up, grains of family history dissolved into my pool of knowledge without me noticing, the same way salt dissolves in water, the same way you can’t remember anyone ever telling you that school starts in the fall. Beauty from ashes, right here. Tragedy and blessing. Leave them alone long enough and it gets real hard to tell them apart. I was kind of a bratty teenager… I know, hard to believe. But when I was sulky my mom used to say that not talking about stuff is like growing mold… Talking airs it out. You still have the stuff, but it keeps it from getting furry and gross. A jumble of scenes crowded into my head like shoppers shoving through the door for a clearance sale. I left the house like a refugee from a natural disaster. The torrent of judgments and absolutes had washed the ground out from underneath me. Fragile ground, apparently, because I’d never had a problem like this before. My Review: Among the Lesser Gods was a thoughtful and moody tale that sucked me down a 70’s era rabbit hole and kept me there. I was fully engaged and fascinated by this odd collection of peculiar, broken, and difficult characters who were separately struggling with their various problems including a default setting of poor choices, family issues, and new and long-term grief. Each major household was at a crossroads with unspoken histories, vexing issues, and limited options. And each had unique yet topical and relatable tribulations. I was captivated, intrigued, and lured into their mysterious quagmires like a magnet to metal. Their limited awareness and incomplete histories slowly came together to coincidentally shine the light on a long-held family mystery that had spiraled into a local myth. I stumbled along with them as they learned hard and painful lessons and surprised themselves by bumbled through their most perplexing issues. Ms. Catt’s writing was engrossing, observantly insightful, emotive, and richly textured with colorful and vivid descriptions that painted complete scenes with her words. Despite the tension and angst, I savored her story from beginning to end.
Myndia More than 1 year ago
Elena is a girl with a past full of problems, and due to her trend of bad decision making, she finds herself in another rough spot, unsure of what to do next. Just in time, her grandmother writes her to come stay with her and help a family that has recently suffered a great tragedy. The children need tending while the father, a trucker, figures out how to find local work before the next school year begins. So off she goes to little Leadville, Colorado. Living with her grandmother, caring for the children, and becoming part of the town, she starts to see her past and her future differently. Maybe she has more choices than she realizes. Maybe she isn’t the only person carrying guilt. Maybe redemption is possible for everyone. Among the Lesser Gods is one of those books that creeps up on you. At first, you aren’t quite sure about it. You’re not really sure if you like Elena, if you can care about her circumstances. But then bit by bit, the story starts to envelop you like a slow-rolling fog. All these tendrils of background story reach out for you one at a time, pulling you in a little at a time until you find yourself completely invested. Or at least, that’s how it went for me. Definitely a thinking book, a book that makes you see things differently, consider other perspectives, reminds you that the world is not as black and white as we’d like it to be. Life is hard, we make bad choices sometimes (all of us!), and we have to do the best we can with the hands we’re dealt. Having love and support, a sense of security, and learning the art of forgiveness – especially forgiveness of self – go a long way in making life a joy instead of a burden. The writing was tremendous and I loved the complexity of the story, as well as the themes. A book I highly recommend. Note: I received this book from the publisher via Edelweiss. I pride myself on writing fair and honest reviews.