"In 1987, when sixteen-year-old Mayhem and her mother leave her abusive stepfather and return to Santa Maria, California, May learns she is heir to magical power, destined to stop evildoers." -- 1987. When Mayhem Brayburn's stepfather finally goes too far, Mayhem and her mother flee to Santa Maria, California. The coastal beach town holds the answers to all of Mayhem's questions about who her mother is, her estranged family, and the mysteries of...
"For most of America's history, rural people and culture have been casually mocked, stereotyped, and, in general, deeply misunderstood. Now an array of short stories, poetry, graphic short stories, and personal essays, along with anecdotes from the authors' real lives, dives deep into the complexity and diversity of rural America and the people who call it home. Fifteen extraordinary authors--diverse in ethnic background, sexual orientation, geographic...