The Bad Mother by Nancy Rommelmann

A novel by the award-winning Los Angeles journalist. Nancy Rommelmann’s articles and profiles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the LA Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, Reason and other publications. The idea for this novel grew out of her non-fiction work, which often explores the story behind the story when it comes to Los Angeles’s more interstitial populations: LAPD officers and the refuge that is the cop bar; the itinerant inhabitants of a Sunset Boulevard motel; the workaday lives of a Mexican gardening crew in the Hollywood Hills.