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Meet The Runner. In a past life, it was laps around a track and long, leisurely jogs through the neighborhood. At Geneva Grace College, she runs to escape the truth.

A former star and high school standout, first-year student, Kennedy, is quickly humbled by her new surroundings. Classes, team politics, and even simple friendships are difficult to pace, let alone master. Initially, she grins and bears it, mostly because that is what the ultraconservative college leadership encourages. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Besides, new obstacles give Kennedy something to focus on other than the cute girls sitting in her lectures, sporting spandex at practice, and moving in right next door.

Along the way are Kennedy’s friends, the six other Pleiades. To challenge her is the sagely roommate: Laurel. To tempt her, the devious playmate: Becca. And, in a parallel quest of self-discovery, the injured soulmate: Torry. These women will grow, adapt, live, and love on a campus that rewards conformity - in a time that doesn’t realize revolution is just around the corner.

©2017 Tyler Art (P)2017 Tyler Art

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  • Saluta
  • 26-08-2020

Very encompassing

I found the description of the story confusing and after listening to the story not really pertinent to all this story has to offer. It was so much more. Once it settles into the first year of college at a conservative bible college the depth of characters and issues really developed. It definitely captures the angst of the late 90’s including homophobia, coming out, HIV, hate crimes, and finding and accepting the identity that you are born with. At times it was hard to listen to just because the narration jumped a lot. The narrator did a descent job of capturing voices and tone though with so many they did blur a bit. Overall I enjoyed the concept and the story would just like it to be cleaner with less head hopping.

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  • Nat Yancy
  • 17-06-2020

a must read for LGBT who lived in '90s

amazing coming-of-age story, set in the late 90s in Midwest Christian college. definitely art imitating life for those of us who grew up in the 90s. you'll laugh, cry, shout in victory and be moved to righteous rage. definitely worth your time

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  • Kristina
  • 05-01-2018

wonderful

I lost sleep over it because I could not stop listening. Well written. I could relate to Kennedy's internal struggle.

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  • T. Morrow
  • 29-12-2017

Clever little story

Well narrated and thoughtfully done. The end may disappoint some listeners, but overall a worthwhile “read.”

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  • C63080
  • 23-08-2017

Enjoyable trip down memory lane

Daughters of Atlas was an enjoyable read about college girls in the late 90s - something I can identify with. I loved all of the 80s and 90s references!

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