Saturday, November 2, 2013

The Girl, the Gold Tooth, and Everything - Francine LaSala

$.99 on Kindle (limited time price)
$.99 on Nook (limited time price)
4 Stars
Mina Clark is losing her mind—or maybe it’s already gone. She isn’t quite sure. Feeling displaced in her over-priced McMansion-dotted suburban world, she is grappling not only with deep debt, a mostly absent husband, and her playground-terrorizer 3-year old Emma, but also with a significant amnesia she can’t shake—a “temporary” condition now going on several years, brought on by a traumatic event she cannot remember, and which everyone around her feels is best forgotten. A routine trip to the dentist changes everything for Mina, and suddenly she's not sure if what's happening is real, of if she's just now fully losing her mind... especially when she realizes the only person she thought she could trust is the one she fears the most.

This latest novel by Francine LaSala (Rita Hayworth’s Shoes) is a fast-paced, richly layered, and darkly humorous satire filled with quirky characters and unforgettable moments of humanity.

First thoughts after.....
This should totally be a movie.....

How distracted did I get?
The Girl, the Gold Tooth, and Everything is a unique, quirky and entertaining story that has you scratching your head.  Mina is a mix of tough yet vulnerable, smart yet confused and very likable.  Jack her husband, you want to smack upside the head quite often.   Emma is a normal 3 year old makes you want to pull your hair out and gets into everything.  The story is like no other I've read before.  It draws you in has you questioning everything even after you know all the answers at the end. 

I give The Girl the Gold Tooth and Everything........


4.5 Baskets!!!!

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FRANCINE LASALA has written nonfiction on every topic imaginable, from circus freaks to sex, and edited bestselling authors of all genres. She is now actively taking on clients for manuscript evaluations, editing services, copywriting (covers, blurbs, taglines, queries, and more), website and blog creation, and developing kickass social media campaigns. The author of novels Rita Hayworth’s Shoes and The Girl, The Gold Tooth & Everything, and the creator of The “Joy Jar” Project, she lives with her husband and two daughters in New York.


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  2. Loved this book and I'm a HUGE fan of Francine's! Great book blog, Tobi! I'll definitely be coming back. To heck with housework!!!