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Nearly Nowhere

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Having moved with her teen daughter Ruby to the secluded village of Zamora, Kate Ryan hopes to embrace an uneventful life among the Spanish farmers of northern New Mexico in this gritty, southwestern thriller. When Kate invites the wrong drifter into her home and life, the delicate peace of her domain shatters. But when the drifter is shot and Ruby disappears, the quiet vi ...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published November 1st 2012 by PM Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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It might not be the best known publisher on the block, but California-based PM Press has delivered some solid hits with the Switchblade crime series. Benjamin Whitmer’s Pike was an absorbing, bleak read about a reformed hustler and drug trafficker who heads to Cincinnati to find out how his estranged daughter died. It is not for the faint hearted. The Jook by Gary Phillips, the story of pro footballer who has one last chance at the big time, was widely praised and has been on my to-read list for ...more
The last book from Switchblade with me and Gary as editors, and it was a lovely way to end -- practically where I began, as Summer's I-5 was the second in the series. I love Summer's writing, even as she moves away from the lush verbiage of the poet to the spare and lean sentences of the noir novel. I'm rather a fan of both, but given the lush and mad imagination with which her novels spill across the country in eccentricities and unexpected encounters, perhaps it is best that her language strip ...more
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Summer Brenner was raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She moved north, east, and eventually west, taking up residence in Berkeley where she has been a long-time resident.

Her writing has appeared in dozens of anthologies and literary magazines. Performances of her work include "The Flood," a poem for four voices at Links Hall, Chicago; The Missing Lover, a one-act play, with readings directed by Peter Gla
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