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Cracks in the Foundation

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"It's hard to think of real estate without crying...Well, try laughing, instead. In Cracks in the Foundation, Ferencik convinces us that comic reality is more hysterical than we ever imagined." Alex Beam, Boston Globe

"Erica Ferencik is one of our podcast's most popular contributors, a triple-threat humorist and fiction writer with the heart of an angel, the wit of a first rate satirist, and the zaniness of John Cleese." Tony Kahn, NPR Producer

"Ginger Kanadoo is outrageous and ridiculous! I loved her from page one. What a delightful book!"Barbara Corcoran, Founder of the Corcoran Group

"Get ready for a bumpy, surprise-filled ride as Ginger Kanadoo - covered in donut crumbs and pond scum - lurches toward realtor immortality, middle-aged romance, and reconciliation with both her cantankerous mother and her sullen Wiccan daughter. A successful concoction of broad comedy, finely observed detail, and real emotion, Cracks in the Foundation is a compelling read." Holly Chamberlin, Last Summer

"In this wacky tale of heartache and heart, a down-on-her-luck veteran real estate agent discovers that the economy isn't the only thing in the toilet. Readers (are)... in for an entertaining, cotton-candy read." - Kirkus Reviews

"The most ridiculous, hilarious romp I've ever been on! This book is entertaining, silly, and wonderful!"Katrin Schumann, Mothers Need Time-Outs, Too

"Erica Ferencik's comic novel should be required reading for anyone buying or selling a house, or just anyone who wants a good laugh. There are so many funny things in this book, it makes me want to sell my house. Well, not really. But if there is such a thing as real estate fiction, Ferencik is the queen of it. Read and enjoy!"Becky Motew, Coupon Girl

"Disastrously compelling and exceptionally funny! Cracks in the Foundation is a page-turning romp seasoned with unique, eccentric characters. Ginger "Another Zin, please" Kanadoo is a loveable lush who crashes through life with the reckless abandon of a frat house social director. I'm already jonesing for the sequel!" Rick D'Elia, Comedian

"Ferencik's Cracks in the Foundation is a hoot! Ginger is simply irresistible even as she fumbles from one disaster to the next. Her big heart prevails with the help of her fleet of nutty relatives and friends who are equally endearing. I was gripped (and laughing!) right to the very last sentence."
Cindy Pierce, Comic Storyteller and co-author of Finding the Doorbell, Sexual Satisfaction for the Long Haul

"How much of Erica Ferencik's portrait of a real-estate agent as an aging caricature is wickedly funny satire and how much is reporting from the front lines? Each reader can draw that line. If I were a licensed real estate agent, Ginger would make me squirm...and laugh...and squirm...and laugh..." Curtis Seltzer, How to be a Dirt-Smart Buyer of Country Property
After 39 years of digging for paydirt in Squamskootnocket, New York's famously feeble real estate market, Ginger Kanadoo has again struck...dirt. Her newest listing? A "starter" outhouse with water views of weed-choked Squamskootnocket Lake. With no closings in a year and the wolf at the door, Ginger will stop at nothing to seal a deal - she'll even team up with her 93-year-old Aunt Maxie Kanadoo, "the World's Oldest Living Realtor!" Meanwhile, Ginger's own badass, newly Wiccan daughter Harvest is eager to pitch in with a naked rite or two. Then there's Tandy Brickenhausen, the cleavage-wielding rival out to poach every listing in the greater Squamskootnocket Valley.

Will the outhouse find a buyer? Will Harvest's potions conjure a sale, or wake the dead? Will Aunt Maxie retain her coveted title? Will somebody let the air out of Tandy's bra?

Cracks in the Foundation is a hilarious, dead-on sendup of the wild, wild world of real estate, small towns, white zinfandel, black magic, outhouses and the American Dream.

Genre: General Fiction

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Paperback Editions

August 2008 : USA Paperback

Title: Cracks in the Foundation
Author(s): Erica Ferencik
ISBN: 0-9815741-0-6 / 978-0-9815741-0-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Waking Dream Press
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Kindle Editions

December 2012 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Cracks in the Foundation (What Would Ginger Do? Book 1)
Author(s): Erica Ferencik
Publisher: Waking Dream Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU