Cherry Money Baby (Hardcover)
Candlewick Press (MA), 9780763655570, 385pp.
Publication Date: September 10, 2013
Cherry Kerrigan loves her simple life, her family's tiny trailer, even working at Burrito Barn. Forget college she's marrying her sweetheart from next door. But here comes Ardelia Deen, a glamorous starlet who sweeps Cherry into a world of fast cars and penthouse parties. Now Cherry's small-town life just seems so . . . small. When Ardelia drops a bomb of an offer one involving a baby Cherry knows her life will change forever, no matter what she decides. John M. Cusick focuses his signature wit on Hollywood royalty and the wide-eyed dreams of Small Town, U.S.A. in a novel about discovering who you are . . . and changing your mind.
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Praise For Cherry Money Baby…
The supporting cast ... round out a plot that continually surprises. Cherry is a highly memorable character, prone to violent outbursts but possessing a strong moral compass, a rare smalltown girl who isn’t consumed by anxiety over getting into college or out of town—even when she has the chance to dip her toe into the pool with some big-time celebrities.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)