From the Jacket: It is at Walters
restaurant that the visiting governor of New Mexico tastes
Greenies coconut cake and decides to woo her away from the city
to be his chef. For reasons both ambitious and desperate, she
acceptsand finds herself heading west without her husband. This
impulsive decision will change the course of several lives
within and beyond Greenies orbit. Alan, alone in New York, must
face down his demons; Walter, eager for platonic distraction,
takes in his teenage nephew. Yet Walter cannot steer clear of
love trouble, and despite his enforced solitude, Alan is still
surrounded by women: his powerful sister, an old flame, and an
animal lover named Saga, who grapples with demons all her own.
Comment: If Julia Glass had limited her second novel to just the ...
Blood at the Root
"A gripping, timely, and important examination of American racism."
- PW Starred Review
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