Laying It All Out There by Denise Stallins
Call Number: OverDrive
Publication Date: 2022
Alene Adele Sterling does not want to fall off the Rockies, freeze in a monster blizzard, or have any adventures at all. But she went to Colorado anyway. After teaching for twenty years, steady, reliable Professor Sterling flips out in front of her literature class. Time for a change? Definitely! So when her dad—already battling Alzheimer's—has to start cancer treatment, Alene breaks out of her routine life. She travels to Colorado to buy cannabis where it is legal, and sneak it home to Texas, where it is not. Arriving at the height of the marijuana Green Rush, Alene discovers the glitzy world of pot dispensaries below the gritty streets of downtown Denver.Since cannabis soon works wonders for her dad, she has to get more. To do that, she must reach out to her best friend Mitch, rebel sister Tessa, and two old college buddies: super-genius Nolan and angelically beautiful Nicoletta. For the first time in decades, Alene has to 'brave up.' Then maybe she can avoid being robbed by mailmen, arrested in Amarillo, frisked by the TSA, fired from her job, and ambushed in a chipmunk fist fight.Authentic, dramatic, and sparkling with laughter, Laying It All Out There shows you how to crush fear, hug friends, love family, and fight for what's right. Oh, and smuggle weed!