In God’s Trailer Park is an unforgettable novel that, with tenderness and humor, depicts the nitty-gritty lives of residents of a small Mojave Desert town. The story is bursting with indelible characters: Social worker Charlotte Sall does her best to plug up holes in the dam holding back the flood of poverty miseries threatening to inundate her clients’ lives–all the while dealing with issues that arise with her own children. Recently widowed with a seven-day-old baby, Linda Farley, stubbornly persists in finding work, determined not to let a flood of bad fortune drown her and her young children. Waitress Alice Landers tries her best to protect her schizophrenic son from himself. All of these and other quietly heroic characters find themselves somehow entangled in the mysterious disappearance of a newborn belonging to one of the residents. These stories touch the hearts of readers lucky enough to pick up this novel. The diverse ways the characters face down their hardscrabble lives gives a vision of hope to us all.