Atria, Jul 2004, 24.00, 294 pp.
In Florida, Esther Wood Leigh was dubbed “Star” by her best friend when they learned from a Streisand movie that Esther means star in Hebrew. Star spent her school years hiding her intelligence from her friends acting the cutup though she received straight “A”s in her classes. She works days at Talon's Nail and Tan Spa and nights at Mother Pearl's Steak and Oyster Emporium. Star enjoys her life...