Rowan Marks is caught between what was and what will be. She's off to college in a month, but first she must deal with her troubled older brother, her distant father, her laid-back best friend (who's in love with her), her boss at the burger joint (who wants a better life) and the intriguing new college grad Catherine Lowell - who makes Rowan's head spin. Leap is the compelling second novel from an exciting new talent and a beautiful portrayal of small-town America at the end of the 70s, as well as the difficulties of being a lesbian 30 years ago.
Z Egloff was born in California, raised in the Midwest, and schooled (academically and otherwise) in Amherst, Massachusetts, and on Cape Cod. Her first novel, "Verge," won the Bywater Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Fiction.