Deep Down True

Newly divorced Dana Stellgarten has always been unfailingly nice—even to telemarketers—but now her temper is wearing thin. Money is tight, her kids are reeling from their dad’s departure, and her Goth teenage niece has just landed on her doorstep.  As she enters the slipstream of post-divorce romance and is befriended by the town queen bee, Dana finds that the tension between being true to yourself and being liked doesn’t end in middle school . . . and that sometimes it takes a real friend to help you embrace adulthood, in all its flawed complexity.

“Tackles a host of serious issues in a remarkably thoughtful fashion … What’s more, it’s just a genuinely good story.”

Short-listed for the Women’s Fiction Award of the American Library Association.