July 2009 Indie Next List
“Candor is the perfect town. Perfectly designed and perfectly maintained. And as long as everyone listens to their music it will stay that way. This is a powerful and engrossing tale of one man's obsession with perfection and his son's attempt to redefine it.”
— Kat Goddard, The Bookloft, Great Barrington, MA
The picture-perfect new town of Candor, Florida, is attracting more and more new families, drawn by its postcard-like small-town feel, with white picket fences, spanking-new but old-fashioned-looking homes, and neighborliness.
But the parents are drawn by something else as well. They know that in Candor their obstreperous teenagers will somehow become rewired - they'll learn to respect their elders, to do their chores, and enjoy their homework. They'll give up the tattoos, metal music, and partying that have been driving their parents crazy. They'll become every parent's dream.
About the Author
Pam Bachorz grew up in a small town in the Adirondack foothills, near the woods in which this novel is set. She left to attend college in Boston and finally decided she was finished after earning four degrees: a BS in journalism, a BA in environmental science, a Masters in library science, and an MBA. Pam wrote her first novel, Candor, while living in the Florida planned community that inspired that book. She now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and son.