Second Hand Smoke
By Patty Friedmann
Zib and Wilson Bailey think the thick cloud of cigarette smoke enveloping their mother is what probably killed their father. Certainly the toxicity of Jerusha Bailey's cynical attitudes has driven her children far from New Orleans. Jerusha soon befriends Dustin Puglia, a ten-year-old living next door with a poisonous mother of his own. The two become attached in this hilarious story of responsibility and blame.