The Last Days of California: A Novel

The Last Days of California: A Novel

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a€œ[A] terrific first novel. . . . Why worry about labeling a book this good? Just read it.a€a€”Laurie Muchnick, New York Times Book Review Jess is fifteen years old and waiting for the world to end. Her evangelical father has packed up the family to drive west to California, hoping to save as many souls as possible before the Second Coming. With her long-suffering mother and rebellious (and secretly pregnant) sister, Jess hands out tracts to nonbelievers at every rest stop, Waffle House, and gas station along the way. As Jessa€™s belief frays, her teenage myopia evolves into awareness about her fracturing family. Selected as a Barnes a Noble Discover pick and an Indie Next pick, Mary Millera€™s radiant debut novel reinvigorates the literary road-trip story with wry vulnerability and savage charm.a€œOh man, a€ hesaid. a€œLook atall those boats.a€My father had hada boat once, butmy mother put it on Craigslist without tellinghim. Ia#39;d stood in the carport andwatched a man with a handfulofcash talkhim down. I rarelyfelt sorry formy father, butthatanbsp;...

Title:The Last Days of California: A Novel
Author:Mary Miller
Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company - 2014-01-20


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