Thursday, June 03, 2010

Booksellers Speak Out for Katie Arnoldi's POINT DUME

Currently residing at #9 on the Los Angeles Times Bestseller List, and #1 on the Malibu Times Bestseller List, Katie Arnoldi's Point Dume continues to get rave reviews. Here's what booksellers in Southern California are saying about the novel:

"Point Dume is a timely and compelling novel that delves into the shadowy world of high-stakes marijuana cultivation as well as surfing, gentrification, sex, mid-life crises and novice vintners. A fast-paced study of clashing cultures, this novel should appeal to anyone who has ever wondered what it would be like to live in a picturesque California beach town. Hint: it's not all it's cracked up to be." -—Kate Steffans, Skylight Books

"Arnoldi's ripped-from-the-headlines third novel could very well have degenerated into a tired cliche, but with skill and finesse she creates a world of characters that, in spite of their faults are comfortable and lived in. Point Dume breathes life into the world behind the pretty fences and black mercedes, it illuminates the outsider to all the small nuances of Malibu society, all the while taking us on a ride through the shady woods of our own backyard." --—Julia Callahan, Book Soup

"A spritely-written novel with flesh and blood contemporary characters, Point Dume is Katie Arnoldi's latest comedy of manners. But it is also a clever commentary on the distortions and contradictions of U.S. economic, drug and immigration policies, current social mores and behaviors, and the hidden environmental consequences of our drug war programs. All this in an entertaining breezy, sexy, surf novel set in Malibu. How does she do it?!" —John Evans, Diesel Bookstore

"Point Dome is an engaging tale that is filled with real-life characters that make the novel seem all to real." —Julie Swayze, Metropolis Books

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