NEPR’s Summer Fiction Series: Rest Stops by Elizabeth Slade

A fictional Springfield, Mass.,  school is the starting point for the latest book in our summer reading series. ‘Rest Stops’ opens just after the mother of 10-year-old Kianna and 13-year-old Edgar has died of a drug overdose.  With no one left in the city to care for them, they’re taken on a road trip by their gay, recovering-addict uncle whom they barely know.