COUCH WORLD

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Three women's lives briefly but stunningly intersect in this compelling novel set in San Francisco's hip urban music world.

P.J., the DJ at the center of the story, is on the edge of fame. She's also on the edge of homelessness, having to scrounge couches to sleep on every night. P.J. meets a man who wants to make her dream of cutting a demo come true but clashes with model Samantha, who wants to keep him for herself. And Leslie, an aspiring reporter, lets P.J. crash at her place, but digs into P.J.'s past, coming up with information that might finish P.J.'s career before it begins.

The music scene and the kids who dance to its beat pulse through the pages of this novel like a deep bass riff. Yardley makes the world she writes about, and the music P.J. so passionately creates, accessible and attractive. (Jan., 304 pp., $12.95)
Reviewed by: 
Cindy Harrison