Chocolates for Breakfast

15-year-old rebel socialite Courtney Farrell juggles forbidden crushes, distant parents and love affairs with older men in this manic 1950s novel of female disaffection in New York and L.A.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.