"You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Anna Roosevelt
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way." - Leo Tolstoy
"Don't look back. Something may be gaining on you." - Satchel Paige
This book is dedicated to Marion Bush and Frank Scafati - two people who are warmer than the California sunshine.
Ellen Straker sat at the small kitchen table in the Airstream travel trailer, listening to the night wind, trying not to hear the strange scratching that came from the baby's bassinet. (Prologue)
On the night of the senior prom, Jerry Galloway wanted to make love to Amy.
She picked up Joey and carried him out of the funhouse.