In 2003, 20 years after her mother's untidy death, Loli Greene is hired by an almost bankrupt theatre company to travel across the United States to teach tired, toxic teenagers to tap into their creative unconscious, so that they might better understand the world of their ancestors - and the world at large. A sometimes raunchy, always entertaining book that reads like a cross between Fried Green Tomatoes and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
Lois Walden has worked with major artists such as Diane Warwick and Jane Fonda, and, as part of the singing group The Sisters of Glory, performing with Chaka Chan at the Vatican for the Pope. She co-produced the group's critically-acclaimed album Good News in Hard Times, for Warner Bros, and was the lyricist for American Dreams Lost and Found, based on the book by Studs Terkel. Her life and music have been profiled on the CBS shows Good Morning America and Sunday Morning. Ms Walden is currently writing her second work of fiction. This is the author's first novel.