I recently reviewed (at Necessary Fiction) a really wonderful little novel from BlazeVox Books called Katzenjammered:

And so Katzenjammered pretends, successfully and engagingly, to be about many other subjects: her mother’s difficult personality, her best friend across the street and a long parade of eccentric and marvelously described family members. It pretends to be about growing up at the tail end of Prohibition America, about walking those first few steps on the road to adolescence and what parts of that path will remain to haunt one’s adult understanding.

I can say without a doubt this was one of my favorite books read this year. Click here for the full review.