The (In)elegant Struggle of Breaking Paradigms
D, Helene, author
Populated by a cast of zany characters, including an embezzling minister, a vegan bully and a wannabe musician, this novel follows main character Toni Kelly as she tries to navigate a thicket of crazy living situations in Orange County, CA. This novel is the sequel to Diary of a 99%-er: The Struggle Between Survival and Creative Self Expression. Like the first novel, it's set against the backdrop of OC and features several of the diverse and beautiful places here. Also, like the first novel, it delves into the issues of income inequality and homelessness. It's laced with humor and spirituality.