Emily St. John Mandel
Emily St. John Mandel’s latest novel, The Lola Quartet (Unbridled Books, $24.95) pays homage to literary noir and jazz, Django Reinhardt, economic collapse, love and loss, Florida’s exotic wildlife problem, crushing tropical heat, compulsive gambling, and the unreliability of memory. Gavin is slowly unraveling because of a failed relationship. He is less than pleased to be sent to Florida for his next story. But when his sister shows him the photo of a little girl that looks just like him, some hope blooms in his life as he begins to question his past. Mandel is the author of the novels Last Night in Montreal and The Singer’s Gun.