Book List in Order: 7 titles

  • From acclaimed Canadian novelist Billie Livingston comes this powerful U.S. debut that unfolds over a riveting dual narrative -- an unforgettable story of ordinary lives rocked by hardship and scandal that follows in the tradition of Jennifer Haigh, ...


  • The child of 2 con artists, 16-year-old Sammie Bell always prided herself on knowing the score. But now she finds herself backed into a corner. After a hustle gone dangerously wrong, her mother, Marlene, is sliding into an abyss of alcoholic depressi...


  • If you act like Marlene, you end up like Marlene — messed up, lonely and broke. No wonder Samantha rejects her mother’s lifestyle. In THE TROUBLE WITH MARLENE, mother and daughter share one thing — thoughts of suicide. Marlene never stops talki...


  • "The tightly paced, free-flowing stories in Single Voice deliver blow after powerful blow with unflinching honesty, original plots, and startling twists. Presented in flip-book format, each book contains two stories told by teenagers at crucial momen...


  • A young misfit is assaulted by a delusional homeless man and subsequently finds herself caught in the middle of two bullying cops who invite her to hit back; an impulsive and restless mother hungers for independence but wants company along the way; a...


  • Vivian is late to her own mother's funeral. Wearing a skintight lipstick-red suit, Vivian stands out like a pornographer's dream amongst the raven collection of West Coast intellectuals mourning the untimely death of the famous feminist Josie Callwoo...


  • A remarkable debut novel and bittersweet tale of the unflinching love and devotion between a mother and daughter.Razor sharp and darkly funny Going Down Swinging chronicles two years in the life of the Hoffmans. Eilleen Hoffman has just told Danny, h...