Synopses & Reviews
For newly divorced Dana Stellgarten, money is tight and her kids are reeling from their dads departure. As she enters a postdivorce romance and is befriended by the town queen bee, Dana must tackle adulthood in all its flawed complexity.
From the author of Shelter Me comes a novel about having your heart in the right place. Newly divorced Dana Stellgarten has always been unfailingly nice--even to telemarketers--but now her patience 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 postdivorce 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. This is a tender, often humorous, story of rising above the unexpected, sometimes disappointing circumstances of life. Dana is the quintessential everywoman, finding her own voice and inner strength just when she needs it most. Fay has a knack for creating authentic characters whom readers will come to love. With savvy dialogue and compelling emotional insight, Deep Down True is a novel with intelligence and soul.