The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff
I was sent this book by Barnes & Nobles as part of their "First Look" program. It is an Advance Readers Copy and the book is scheduled to be released February 2008.
Willie Upton is one of the last decedents of the original founders of her hometown, Templeton. She hasn't been home in years, but she returns, pregnant and scared that she is in much deeper trouble for trying to run over her lovers wife with a small plane.
She has always thought herself the child of her hippie mother's years in a commune and that her father was one of the three male members of the group. Soon after Willie's return to Templeton, her mother confesses that Willie's father is actually a local man. However Willie's mother refuses to tell Willie the name of her father, only that he is someone Willie knows and that he is most likely also descended from the town's founding fathers.
I really liked the book and am happy that I was selected to read and discuss the book with it's author.
This review can also be found on The Smoke Lives The BookMooch TBR Club Blog:http://bookmoochtbrclub.blogspot.com/2007/10/monsters-of-templeton-by-lauren-groff.html