My high school buddy Nicole Kelby (aka N. M. Kelby) has written another book: Whale Season. I'm sorry to say I've not read it yet; I can't venture too far from my required school reading right now, but I look forward to it as a great summer read. I loved her two previous books and so am highly confident about this one, although it is a different style than her past books. More fun, I gather. It was a Booksense pick for February, a very nice achievement.
Here's how Whale Season is described on her website:
Whale Season is a literary murder mystery in the tradition of Tom Robbins, about the quintessentially weird heart of Florida where sunburn is the only thing you can be sure of. Set in Whale Harbor, a town that has no whales, it is the story of Leon Pettit, an RV Salesman who once loved a one-ton alligator, but has a lot of trouble with non lizard-like women. One Christmas Eve, Leon is visited by a man who thinks he's Jesus and claims to be looking for a game of poker. But, as usual, things are not quite what they seem.