Coffee. Sugar. A jelly-filled. And two girls in love.
“Sugar?” One question, one word, sweeps Toby Renfrew onto love’s uncharted path when a hitchhiker named Carolina plants her skinny butt at the donut counter and orders up a jelly-filled.
Graduating a year early with the Best from Hell to Heaven Class of ’77, seventeen-year-old Toby thought she was sentenced to a tediously dull life slinging donuts at her family’s shop, The Precinct Donut Emporium.
But when Carolina shows up with all of her cool intensity and sets up a pup tent on the Lake Erie shore just two short blocks away, Toby starts rethinking life in "Dishrag," Ohio.
Just as she is finding her place in the world, the small-town, homophobic local fuzz goes on a rampage, and Carolina heads for home to face her demons, leaving Toby with a decision to make—is she brave enough to claim her love?
“Quick-paced without feeling rushed and poignant without being preachy. Crane got me to laugh out loud. A banner first novel.”
—Leah Downing, Best-Selling Author
Catch a Falling Star
The Path of Least Resistance
"Lauren Crane writes with the deft blend of humor and poignancy that can only come from having a deep and wise soul. The Square Donut charms, illuminates, and nourishes - just what a reader hopes for from a great story. Don't miss this one!"
-- Anna Lefler, Comedy Writer and Author