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Podos, Rebecca

The Wise and the Wicked

(2) YA Upon adolescence, the women in Ruby Chernyavsky's matrilineal Russian American family have the power to see their own deaths. One of Ruby's older sisters gave her "the talk" when she was eleven, their mother having left when the girls were younger. Now Ruby is nearly seventeen, and Mom is back--but can she be trusted? A sense of menace runs throughout Podos's eerie, folklore-inflected tale, and her characters are well drawn.

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