The play How I Learned to Drive focuses on the incestuous affair between a young girl, Li'l Bit, and her Uncle Peck. The play spans years and consists of several flashbacks with an adult Li'l Bit acting as the narrator. A coming of age story, the play doesn't offer a condemnation of Uncle Peck's behavior. Instead, Li'l Bit seeks to understand it and forgive it. She also feels grateful to her Uncle, as he taught her how to drive, which gave her freedom.
P.S. Longer Letter Later is an epistolary novel about two young friends, the outgoing Tara and the introverted Elizabeth. After Tara moves away to Ohio, they begin to correspond through letters. Tara has difficulty at first in her new home, but soon becomes involved at school, makes new friends and finds a boyfriend. Elizabeth's father becomes a drunkard who drives the family into poverty and eventually leaves her mother. Despite their separation, Tara and Elizabeth remain close friends.