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by Sara Marx
The headlines scream Mina Borsalino Flips Out!, but she’s just horribly misunderstood.
So she had a little meltdown that went viral on YouTube. Being barred from the set of her hit comedy sketch show Viva Friday! is completely unwarranted. That her wife then filed for divorce has been blown out of all proportion by the tabloids.
Being financially strapped in high society Hollywood doesn’t look good, though. Going home to Landon, Iowa, is the perfect solution. Her twin sister, Tina, agrees to take her in only after Mina says she’ll teach music at her school while Tina focuses on serious health issues.
Mina has never been fond of tykes and pageants, but how hard can it be? Landon, however, has fallen on hard economic times with high unemployment and too many people in line at the soup kitchen.
Mina is about to get an education in what matters in life, but only time will tell if it’s soon enough to save the things that truly matter to her.
A Bella Attitude Novel from Sara Marx!
Lambda Literary Review
Mina Borsalino Flips Out — Marx weaves a tale with threads of comedy, making the rough fabric of the situation in the town feel softer against the imagination... This is a masterful tale of wonder and renewal. ...With each passing day, Mina learns to appreciate herself, her family, the kids she teaches, and finally, more and more of the inhabitants of Landon, in spite of herself. People she would once have refused to associate with become dear friends, and, as an unlikely intermediary, Mina facilitates the coming together of a town that is divided like pieces of a holiday pie.