NOW IN PRESS: Perpetua-Lou: A Novel of the Newmarket Plaza Shopping Center on Mercury Boulevard at Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, by Irving Vanderblock-Wheedle. “Sprawling” —Smithfield Quarterly Review of Trade Paperbacks. In this ambitious epic, Vanderblock-Wheedle tells the story of a struggling retail development through the eyes of a fifteen-year-old girl trying to catch a bus to the mall. Beginning at the titular shopping center, this expansive saga ranges as far afield as Route 64 in one direction and the James River Bridge in the other. “Displays a subtle and unexceptionable understanding of subject-verb agreement” —Chard Grower’s Monthly, starred review.