They stopped once for the night in Albuquerque. The name of the city intrigued the girl, so she looked it up in the encyclopedia she carried with her. It was her most prized possession. (from an uncorrected proof. Final copy may differ)
.... Arranged two inches apart like cookie dough on a sheet pan is a carpet of cricket carcasses.
Book description: The tale of a young woman in search of her past, and the mother who will do anything to keep it hidden...
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