Finding an author whose work you have never read before, and discovering that you really enjoy his/her writing style, is a great deal of fun. I had that experience recently when I read If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home Now, the new book from Claire LaZebnik. It is LaZebnik’s fourth novel, and I enjoyed it so much, I plan to read her previous three works, Same as It Never Was, Knitting under the Influence, and The Smart One and the Pretty One.
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Noah is six years old, and small for his age, in part due to the fact that he has celiac disease, an autoimmune deficiency. Noah is painfully aware that he is not good at sports, and he really doesn’t have any friends at his exclusive, private school, Fenwick, on the posh west side of Los Angeles. Noah complains to his mother that the coach made his physical education class spend an entire period running up and down the school’s stairs, and when he tried to convince the coach that he could run no longer, the coach refused to let him rest. So he relates how he crawled up and down the stairs while the bigger, strong boys kicked him — with the coach’s tacit approval.