"Kath is curious," observes her younger brother, Ethan, not without anxiety. She is thirteen; already everyone can see she's got her eye on bigger things than provincial Fresno can offer. Years in the glamorous chill of an East Coast prep school will introduce her to a razor-sharp sense of social distinction, cocaine "so good it's pink," and an indispensable best friend-all that she needs to prepare for life in Manhattan. There will be fourteen-dollar...
2) Valley fever
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
"Ingrid Palamede never returns to places she's lived in the past. For her, 'whole neighborhoods, whole cities, can be ruined by the reasons you left.' But when her boyfriend Howard, en route to Aspen, breaks things off out of the blue, she's forced to return to her childhood home of Fresno, California. Back in the real wine country, where grapes are grown for mass producers like Gallo and Kendall-Jackson, Ingrid must confront her aging parents and...