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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date July 25, 2006
Pages 304
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345469137
ISBN-10 0345469135
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $13.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
Forty-year-old India, a successful Web designer with a fulfilling life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York, finds her life turned upside down by the death of her father and the arrival of her flamboyant mother, Eldora, who insists that the two of them hit the road to Las Vegas, searching for India's twin sister, Gypsy, a brilliant and reclusive artist, along the way. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A successful Web designer, forty-year-old India has a fabulously hip life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York who jets out to see her on bi-weekly visits. The long-distance romance suits India just fine: Though Jack is the only man who has ever made India feel truly alive, she doesn’t want things to get too serious. But then her father passes away, and India must honor the promise she made to him: to look after her mother when he’s gone.

Suddenly India finds herself back in Colorado Springs with the woman who both intrigues and infuriates her. Eldora is sixty something and exquisitely gorgeous, but her larger-than-life personality can suck the air out of a room. True to form, Eldora throws India a curveball, insisting that they hit the road to look for India’s twin, Gypsy, a brilliant artist who lives a vagabond’s existence in the remote mountain towns of New Mexico. It looks like India can’t avoid her mother’s intensity any longer, especially after she discovers stunning secrets from Eldora’s past.

Thirty years ago, Eldora regaled her twin girls with glamorous stories about her days as a Las Vegas showgirl– stories of martinis and music at the Sahara, back when Frank and Sammy ruled the town. But the story of how she really ended up in Sin City, and the unsavory life she’d run from with her daughters in tow, is full of details she’s never seen fit to share–until now.

As mother and daughter sail down Route 66, the very road Eldora drove those many years ago, looking for Gypsy, while passing motels, diners, and souvenir shops, Eldora must relive a lifetime of memories that have tormented her before she can put them to rest once and for all. . . .

Award-winning author Barbara Samuel brings us a heartfelt story of second chances and unexpected detours. As two women come to terms with themselves and each other, the past unravels and the future spreads out before them like the open road.


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Hardcover
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from Ballantine Books (January 25, 2005)
9780345469120 | details & prices | 285 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Forty-year-old India finds her life turned upside down by the arrival of her flamboyant mother, Eldora, who insists that the two of them hit the road to Las Vegas, searching for India's twin sister, Gypsy, a reclusive artist, along the way.
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Reprint edition from Ballantine Books (July 25, 2006)
9780345469137 | details & prices | 304 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Forty-year-old India, a successful Web designer with a fulfilling life in Denver and a sexy Irish lover in New York, finds her life turned upside down by the death of her father and the arrival of her flamboyant mother, Eldora, who insists that the two of them hit the road to Las Vegas, searching for India's twin sister, Gypsy, a brilliant and reclusive artist, along the way.

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