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::Book Tour:: Wench by Maxine Kaplan

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Book Info:

Wench by Maxine Kaplan

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Publishing Date: January 19, 2021

Synopsis:

Content warning: Some magic in the book involves self-harm.

A funny, fiercely feminist YA epic fantasy—following the adventures of a tavern wench

Tanya has worked at her tavern since she was able to see over the bar.

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ABOUT THE BOOK:
After her father’s death, Ruth Robb and her family transplant themselves in the summer of 1958 from New York City to Atlanta—the land of debutantes, sweet tea, and the Ku Klux Klan. In her new hometown, Ruth quickly figures out she can be Jewish or she can be popular, but she can’t be both. Eager to fit in with the blond girls in the “pastel posse,” Ruth decides to hide her religion.

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