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Adults/High School-If your teens are asking for Silver Ravenwolf's books, this title is certain to be the one most checked out in your games section. It provides an interpretation of the images on the traditional tarot deck more closely related to the concerns of young adults than the standard titles. Its take on the suite of coins, for example, is more likely to focus on conserving resources and preparing to make money, or on the course of a first job, than on where one may be falling on the continuum of an established career, the usual adult concern. The cards in the cups suite tend to be more cautiously optimistic than the usual deck about love and romance, and acknowledge that the primary emotional relationships in a teen's life are more likely to be with parents and siblings. Although the explanations are geared to a younger audience, they are faithful to the more traditional ones of the tarot cards, and readers who move from this book to others on the subject won't be left lost or confused.
Sheryl Fowler, Chantilly Regional Library, VA
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Janina Renee holds a B.A. degree in Anthropology, and is a scholar of such diverse subjects as material culture, folklore, mythology, ancient religion, psychology, medical anthropology, culture studies, history, and literature. Renee is currently a graduate student; her research interests include the use of ritualism in nature writing, the ways we ritually interact with material objects, and the role and subject position of high-functioning autistic people in history, literature, and culture. When she is able to wrest time from work, school, writing, and family, Renee likes to take short road trips in search of the magic that awaits discovery in the American Heartland.