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  • Erik Mauritzson
  • Jeffrey B. Burton
  • E.L. Carter
  • David Freed
  • Kaushik Barua
  • Chris Knopf
  • Maria Flook
  • William Herrick


A Garden of Aloes

A Garden of Aloes


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This compact, compelling debut novel is centered around a group of women and girls living in a motor court in Tucson, faced with abuse, marginalization and other challenges, who find in each other friendships that are literally life-saving. Heartbreaking and heartwarming, this remarkable first effort is a suspenseful page-turner and an intimate tear-jerker. Tucson Weekly

This is a story about daring to start over, told in the voices of six distinct females. An unlikely cast of very real characters rise together from their individual and collective plights: abuse, abandonment, poverty, lost love, and vampire phobias. All of them do what they must to get by.

As Sam reflecting on her mother (and herself) puts it: I think its funny my mother can be so buddy-buddy with an exotic dancer who has phony finger nails, but would not ever accept a ride to the grocery store from Dee because she is fat and wears designer clothes from Circus Tents Are Us. But people are like that. Of course Mom has no idea of what a snot Chablee is. But then I look at my mother and think maybe its not just me whos desperate for a friend.

Abused and abandoned mothers and daughters learn to be like aloestough on the outside so they can stay soft within. Kirkus

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