Carlson continues to surprise readers with another highly original tale. From the octogenarian protagonist to the dry humor, prepare for entertainment and also an examination of values and spirituality from a fresh perspective.
Claudette Fiore lived in the limelight of Hollywood for years as the wealthy counterpart to her famous director husband. After his death, she realizes that she's nearly broke and must return to her childhood home in a small town light years away from Hollywood. As Claudette slowly learns to manage on her own, she begins to look at life in a new way. (MULTNOMAH, Oct., 384 pp., $13.99)