Coming of age, sexual awakenings, loss, and desire, all beneath a burning, Texas sun.
“The idea of not having a book on me alarms me. I keep an ’emergency book’ in my car because the possibility of ever being expected to wait without a book—or, worse case scenario, unexpectedly stranded somewhere—disturbs me deeply.”
“‘Is this gonna be a brain book or a heart book?’ Nonsense! Great books hit both—and hit hard.”