During a road trip through Chile, boorish American expatriate Jamie and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of unrivaled hallucinations. But during a night’s drunken stupor Jamie invites free-spirited fellow American Crystal Fairy along on their psychedelic-driven journey, and before long Crystal’s devil-may-care attitude gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for.
In an attempt to heal from the deterioration caused by the pressures of sudden fame and too much alcohol, Jack Kerouac escapes to an isolated, mist-shrouded cabin in the primitive landscape of the Big Sur woods. Instead of finding the peace he desires, he is foiled once again by his own inner demons and sets off on a visceral collision course of paranoia, sex, delirium tremens, misery and madness.
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The wheel is spinning, the books are flying off the shelves, and the reading is on! It’s so easy to play the Adult Summer Reading Game–just spin the wheel, read a book based on your spin and a book of your choice, and drop your entry for in for weekly prize draws! Loved your book? Hated it? Write and submit a book review in place of reading your 2nd book. Happy reading!
Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author, but when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist that lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable, setting up an unusually true and unsentimental portrait of adult relationships.
The musically gifted but developmentally challenged Gabrielle lives in a group home with four other adults who have similar disabilities. Like all young women, Gabrielle wants her independence, but of course her situation is exceptional. When she falls in love with a similarly challenged young man in her choir, she discovers that both the families and the social workers are alarmed; can these two handle an adult relationship?