Juliette Fay’s second novel, Deep Down True: A Novel is a book that you will not want to put down even when you get to the last page! This book is delightfully heartwarming with a touch of comedic moments and unexpected suspense. Juliette Fay has a way of captivating a reader with her words. Her characters are easy to relate to, because they don’t fit the cookie cutter image that some authors like to create, which is becoming repetitive and non-shockingly boring.
Plot: Deep Down True: A Novel is the story of Dana Stellgarten, a quintessential good girl whose unfailing “niceness” is acquiring a surprising edge.
Recently divorced and running low on funds, Dana has her hands full as the shock waves from her husband’s departure reverberate through her family. 7 year old happy-go-lucky Grady suddenly develops anger issues and 12 year old Morgan is struggling with an eating disorder, while she tries to keep her head above the shark-infested waters of middle school. Then Dana’s 16 year old niece, Alder, comes barging into their lives – literally – carrying with her a deep and mysterious sorrow, yet also bringing into their fraying existence a precocious unexpected element of maturity and insight to their tightly-knit circle.
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