Friend of the blog and Flash Fiction Fridays contributor Leah Griffith's novel, Cosette's Tribe, is out, and it is wonderful. Cosette takes on a life filled with misfortune and dark secrets with such fortitude, it is impossible not to love her.
Here is a brief description.
Inspired by a photograph of a happy tribe of Indians, young Cosette decides to start a tribe of her own by playing matchmaker for her divorced mother in hopes of finding a replacement for her absent father. Unaware of the repercussions her meddling will bring, Cosette triggers a series of dark events, which isolate her from her family, forcing her to deal with the life-shattering consequences of her actions on her own. With an unshakable sense of hope and humor, Cosette navigates through the hippie culture of the mid-1960s, facing off with life and death, while stumbling upon things both terrifying and beautiful.
In his review, Garrison Somers, editor of The Blotter said, "It’s a lot of fun to find a book that pulls you in like a sneaky friend does when you stand a tad too close to the edge of the swimming pool. Leah Griffith writes like the words are just up there on a shelf, all flour and sugar and shortening. I gotta warn you though; Cosette’s Tribe made me mad, and it also made me cry. I’m proud that The Blotter Magazine was able to award the 2011 Laine Cunningham Novel Award for such a book."
Cosette's Tribe is available at amazon.com and BN.com.
For more information about Leah, please visit her website and her blog, Eating Life Raw.