Alison's Automotive Repair Manual
St. Martin's, Mar 2003, 23.95, 288 pp.
In West Virginia, thirty something widow Alison Durst remains in mourning though her husband died in an accident two years ago. Her sister Sarah and brother-in-law Bill have been supportive, but even they are tiring of Alison as a permanent, grieving guest plus they care and just want her to rebuild her life. Both believe she needs to start over first by moving into her own home.
Howeve... Money, Love
A coming-of-age about a 16 year old boy and his salesman father who attempts to win back his estranged wife (the boy's mother) through a series of wild schemes. They end up with a traveling show of Celebrity Death Cars, and along the way pick up an elderly con man and an ex beauty queen. Wildly funny, and also moving....