“Florida, we got it all. Motor sports, ribs, beer. You can drive on the sand right on up to the ocean. Fireworks every night.”

That's how 12-year-old C.C.’s father, who named her after his beloved Canadian Club whiskey, describes the appeal of their new home in Beth Raymer's debut novel Fireworks Every Night. A People Magazine Book of the Week the week of its debut, the novel is about a young woman trapped in a deeply dysfunctional family in the seedy wilds of 1990s South Florida who has to make a choice—save her family, or save herself.

Beth Raymer is also the author of Lay the Favorite, a memoir about her years in Las Vegas and her work in the sports betting industry, which was made into a feature film. She received an MFA from Columbia University and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship.

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