Other Desert Cities
Decades after a family tragedy, Brooke is still struggling to move on from the trauma, but her soon-to-be-published memoir offers hope of finding closure. When she returns to Palm Springs for the holidays, her aging parents hesitate to give their blessing of the family exposé. A Pulitzer Prize finalist, this explosive drama digs up a past perhaps best left buried and draws a line in the sand between what we are willing to sacrifice for those we love.
All family reunions should be this satisfying.Ben Brantley, New York Times November 3, 2011