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Leaving a Light On: 08/10/08
When I first started "Leaving a Light On" by Claire LaZebnik in American Girls About Town I was preparing to write a negative review. I was outraged at Kathy and at Larry. Then as the story unfolded went from hating it to loving it.
The story follows Kathy as she for reasons unknown goes to a fancy Los Angeles bar where she orders a martini (even though she doesn't really like them) and waits. She flirts a bit with Brad the bartender but ultimately settles on Larry even though he is clearly wearing a wedding band.
Kathy and Larry are both looking for a way to pretend at being young and single again. The story is about the consequences of our actions and the ways we can bend the rules.
The stories in the book are: (Click on a title to read reviews).