|Wherein we look at some of the local books that have been published this year and give you some ideas of what to get your book-loving friends and family for Hanukkah, Solstice, Festivus, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or just because it’s a day ending with “y”.|
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One Good Hustle
by Billie Livingston
Do you know someone who loves to curl up with an entertaining book? Someone who might need a bit of down time from the hectic holiday season? Then Billie Livingston’s third novel One Good Hustle is the book to buy so you can cross another name off your list.
Livingston’s protagonist Sammie is having a tough time juggling life with an alcoholic, suicidal mother and an absentee, con artist father, plus all the usual demands of a teenager in 1980s’ Burnaby: slutty girlfriends, drinking parties in the bush, and a male best friend who wants something more. And then there’s the constant fantasy she entertains of driving off into the sunset with her father to live the hustler’s life.
Read our full review HERE.