Tuesday, February 3, 2009

"Absolutely Maybe"

New from Arthur A. Levine Books: Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee.

About the book, from the publisher:

Meet Maybelline "Maybe" Chestnut.

She may be named for her mother's favorite brand of mascara, but she has a mind — and a hair color — all her own.

Meet her mother, Chessy — that is, Chessamay Chestnut Abajian Wing Marshall Wing Sinclair Alvarez and soon-to-be Himmler. The one man she didn't marry? Maybe's father.

Meet Ted and Hollywood, a.k.a. Maybe's best friends. When Chessy chooses her latest scuzzball fiancé over her daughter, the trio sets out to find Maybe's dad in California.

Where they meet Los Angeles: city of swimming pools, movie stars, and a whole lot of suprises, including an aging screen goddess, a famous photographer, three makeovers, a Rolls-Royce, and a taco truck. Hollywood makes a film; Ted makes his fortune. But the biggest surprise may be Maybe herself, as a charm-school dropout becomes a drop-dead charmer in Lisa Yee's terrific new novel.
Visit Lisa Yee's website and blog.