MERMAIDS IN THE BASEMENT
West's latest sparkles with wit and charm as it takes the reader on an
emotional roller-coaster ride that's
scintillating and mesmerizing. Readers will adore protagonist Renata, a tough yet tender woman who rediscovers her family when her relationship with her boyfriend seems to hit a roadblock.
Renata re-establishes her relationship with her father, a man she has rarely seen since her parents' divorce. She does her best to get along with him, even as he prepares to wed a flighty, much younger woman. And through it all, Renata discovers that she must take charge of her own life if she doesn't want to lose the one man that truly matters to her. (Harper, Jan., 304 pp., $23.95)