Leila and her friends are back with more adventures in Racing The Sun, a sequel to Miami Morning: A Leila Payson Novel. Leila must decide whether to continue as a high school teacher, or quit her job to run a new group that brings together people of varying abilities. She meets Doug, a paraplegic and former student, who wants to design and build better wheelchairs. With her help he prepares for a wheelchair race.
Her relationship with Mark, the attractive “man with a book” evolves, and she discovers her mother and father both have secret lives. Raoul, Leila’s former hearing-impaired student, is back, along with the quixotic Maria Picot, and the combative guidance counselor Mrs. Grisjun. Then there’s lunch with Leila’s oldest friend, Caroline, who always speaks her mind. And what do those mysterious stones in the local park mean?
Told from multiple points of view, Leila’s…
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