Author Mary Pauline Lowry has announced a new cover reveal for her book The Earthquake Machine. And, without further adieu, here is the new cover...
"The Earthquake Machine
tells the story of 14 year-old Rhonda. On the outside, everything looks
perfect in Rhonda's world but at home Rhonda has to deal with a
manipulative father who keeps her mentally ill mother hooked on
pharmaceuticals. The only reliable person in Rhonda's life is her
family's Mexican yardman, Jess. But when the INS deports Jess back to
his home state of Oaxaca, Rhonda is left alone with her increasingly
painful family situation. Determined to find her friend Jess, Rhonda
seizes an opportunity to run away during a camping trip with friends.
She swims to the Mexican side of the Rio Grande and makes her way to the
border town of Boquillas, Mexico. There a peyote-addled bartender
convinces her she won't be safe traveling alone into the country's
interior. So with the bartender's help, Rhonda cuts her hair and assumes
the identity of a Mexican boy named Angel. She then sets off on a burro
across the desert to look for Jess. Thus begins a wild adventure that
explores the borders between the United States and Mexico, adolescence
and adulthood, male and female, English and Spanish, and adult
coming-of-age and Young Adult novels."
A reminder again that I am giving away a copy of The Earthquake Machine, thanks to author Mary Pauline Lowry. The book has been receiving great reviews! Check out what people are saying on Amazon and GoodReads.
Learn more on the author's website.