author: John Newman
One hundred and forty-nine days ago, Mimiís mam died. Everyoneís given up. Dad keeps burning pizzas, and he doesnít smile anymore. Sally wears only black now and has a terrible secret. Conor plays the drums all night and keeps the neighbors awake. The dog, Sparkler, hasnít been walked in months. And thatís not even counting how terrible things are at school. But Mimi isnít one to give up. In his solo novel debut, John Newman has crafted a story both touching and comic-- a portrait of loss, compassion, and the power that comes from sticking together.
Mimi's life is off the rails since the sudden loss of her mother. What will it take to pull her and her family together? A spot-on, witty, and genuinely moving novel.