Driving sideways: a novel

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Leigh Fielding wants a life. Seriously. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday. Now, thanks to the generosity of the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, it looks like her wish may come true. With her newfound vitality (and Larry's kidney) in tow, Leigh hits the road for an excursion that will carry her from Wisconsin to California, with a few stops in between: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Rockies, Las Vegas-and a memorable visit to thank Larry's family for the second chance. Yet Leigh's itinerary takes a sudden detour when she picks up a seventeen-year-old hitchhiker, Denise, a runaway with a bunch of stories and a couple of secrets. Add a long-lost mother, a loaded gun, an RV full of swingers, and Hall and Oates's Greatest Hits to the mix, and Driving Sideways becomes a hilarious and original journey of friendship, hope, and discovery. Praise for Driving Sideways: "Driving Sideways is a gorgeous novel . . . hugely entertaining and very touching. Jess Riley's voice is irreverent and wonderful, and her writing is genius." -Marian Keyes, author of Anybody Out There? "A hopeful and hilarious debut ... Jess Riley may well be my new favorite author." -Jen Lancaster, author of Bitter is the New Black "Brilliant . . . Jess Riley proves herself a huge new talent." -Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius
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Leigh Fielding wants a life. Seriously. Having spent the past five years on dialysis, she has one simple wish: to make it to her thirtieth birthday. Now, thanks to the generosity of the late Larry Resnick and his transplanted kidney, it looks like her wish may come true.

With her newfound vitality (and Larry's kidney) in tow, Leigh hits the road for an excursion that will carry her from Wisconsin to California, with a few stops in between: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, the Rockies, Las Vegas--and a memorable visit to thank Larry's family for the second chance.

Yet Leigh's itinerary takes a sudden detour when she picks up a seventeen-year-old hitchhiker, Denise, a runaway with a bunch of stories and a couple of secrets. Add a long-lost mother, a loaded gun, an RV full of swingers, and Hall and Oates's Greatest Hits to the mix, and Driving Sideways becomes a hilarious and original journey of friendship, hope, and discovery.

Praise for Driving Sideways:

"Driving Sideways is a gorgeous novel . . . hugely entertaining and very touching. Jess Riley's voice is irreverent and wonderful, and her writing is genius."
--Marian Keyes, author of Anybody Out There?

"A hopeful and hilarious debut ... Jess Riley may well be my new favorite author." --Jen Lancaster, author of Bitter is the New Black

"Brilliant . . . Jess Riley proves herself a huge new talent."
--Kristy Kiernan, author of Catching Genius

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subject_facet Donation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Fiction, Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction
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