The Underside of Joy: A Novel

The Underside of Joy: A Novel


“[An] beautiful debut . . . relocating and hopeful.” –People sort Watch

To Ella Beene, happiness potential dwelling within the Northern California river city of Elbow, California, along with her husband Joe and his children. yet one summer season day Joe drowns, leaving Ella on my own with Annie and Zach—until his ex-wife, Paige, exhibits up on the funeral. for 3 years, Ella believed that Paige had selfishly deserted her kinfolk. Yet—as the custody struggle among mom and stepmother ensues—Ella realizes there is extra to the tale than Joe ever printed.

The Underside of Joy isn't a fairy-tale model of step-motherhood, pitting strong opposed to evil, yet an enthralling tale of 2 girls who either declare to be the mummy of a similar kids.

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