This book consumed me and I could not resist returning to it. Luz and her "husband" Ray are living in an abandoned starlet's mansion trying to fight boredom and constant thirst in a not too distant future where all the fresh water in the west has dried up and a sand dune is consuming all in its path. Enter baby Ig, a mistreated child they cannot help but try to build a better future for. Heartbreaking realism stands side by side with government conspiracies and religious mania in Watkins first full novel. I was as thirsty for her descriptions of the western wilderness and the emptiness inside of us as her characters are for water.

Gold Fame Citrus: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594634239
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2015

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ISBN: 9781594634246
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2016

Attenberg brings to life the story of the “Queen of the Bowry”  Mazie Phillips-Gordon from her best to her hardest times. Though the moments in the book cover a wide range of times and experiences, Attenberg’s light tough never falls prey to heavy handedness and instead sweeps the reader into Mazie and her compatriot’s world. Written in journal form with "interview" interludes, the reading experience is an intimate and exciting one. She walks the streets of New York, bangles jingling, sharing what wealth and energy she has. But Mazie isn't a sob story, part lesson in street smarts, part spiritual exploration of what makes us keep working against all odds, Mazie is a unique novel of one of the most fascinating historical figures you've never heard about.

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ISBN: 9781455599899
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 2nd, 2015

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ISBN: 9781455599905
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 14th, 2016

As is his wont, Walter Mosley jumps across genres in this fantastic romp of a read. I could not get enough of Debbie, a porn star who quits the endless loop just in time for her "producer" husband to die not only in his mistress' arms but in a pile of debt. This book is snarky, sexy, and as unstoppable as its main character. If you are not familiar with Walter Mosely he is able to defy every genre expectation and write plot driven novels with fantastic prose. How Debbie gets out of debt and once again raises her star will have you reading late into the night.

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ISBN: 9780767929646
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Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - February 3rd, 2015

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