Book Review: Last Woman Standing – Book Reviews & MusingsGentry will be in the store Tuesday, January 22nd, at 7pm to discuss her book and sign copies. Amy Gentry wowed us with her debut novel, Good as Gone , and her latest suspense novel is every bit as thrilling. Last Woman Standing introduces us to Dana Diaz, a Latina stand-up comic from Amarillo struggling to make it in a comedy scene dominated by men and rife with sexual harassment. Dana has recently returned to the Lone Star State from LA after a split from her childhood friend and writing partner. What she has told no one is the real reason she left LA—she was drugged and sexually assaulted by a well-known comic she idealized during a meeting purported to be about discussing her future. One night during her set she aptly fends off a vulgar heckler. Computer programmer Amanda witnesses the encounter and offers to buy Dana a congratulatory drink.
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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She holds a Ph. But Dana finds that revenge, however sweet, draws her into a more complicated series of betrayals. Soon her distrust turns to paranoia, encompassing strangers, friends—and even herself. At what cost will she get her vengeance? Who will end up getting hurt?
This first biographical novel explores the brief defining period when Josephine comes-of-age on the American frontier, weaving action, wit, and introspection. The daughter of Jewish immigrants, Josephine shames her tight-knit family her over-bearing mother begins to sit-shiva the minute Josephine walks out the door when the year-old follows the smooth-talking and attractive lawman, Johnny Behan, from San Francisco, California to Tombstone, Arizona. That is—until Wyatt Earp declares his love for her. The Last Woman Standing is both an epic tale of an improbable romance and a retelling of an iconic American legend through a female lens. Josephine is a charismatic, fierce heroine who seeks to reinvent herself—and find her soulmate—in a lawless outpost among cowboys and lawmen, where few people are what they seem on the surface.
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She wrote the historical fiction novel The Last Woman Standing. Adams also served as the chair of the New York Film Critics Circle twice,  and worked as a contributing editor at Yahoo! In Adams graduated from UC Berkeley , having majored in history. While pursuing her education Adams worked in various internship programs with groups like the American History Association and the American Film Institute. In Adams married her husband Ranald, before spending the next decade working for various humanitarian and arts groups around the New York area. In Adams began employment with Us Weekly , soon publishing stories on the entertainment industry in various magazines and publications.
Perhaps the people who calendar book releases considered it too unpleasant, too bloody, to be a beach read. Gentry, however, has not. Her main character, Dana, struggles thoughtfully against the patriarchal forces massed against her. She is a stand-up comedian, but she is Latina and female, two strikes against such a career. After a stand-up performance, seemingly by chance, Dana meets and befriends a woman named Amanda. The pair veer into a Strangers on a Train -like arrangement of swapped revenge against men who have committed terrible deeds.