Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Deep Down True"

Juliette Fay received a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's degree from Harvard University. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. Shelter Me was her first novel.

She applied the Page 69 Test to her new novel, Deep Down True, and reported the following:
On page 69 of Deep Down True, the main character walks into a dentist office, having chipped her tooth in a freak, chipmunk-related accident. The place is deserted except for a few people in the waiting room, who all get tired of waiting and leave. The phone keeps ringing and Dana picks it up, being an extremely (some might say relentlessly) helpful kind of person, and begins to respond to patients’ calls as if she were the receptionist.

I’d have to say it’s pretty indicative! The story is about a newly divorced mother who has to face up to some hard realities—including her middle school aged daughter’s eating disorder, the stress of returning to work, the awkwardness of mid-life dating, and ultimately, her own hesitance to take the reins of her life and lead. The story takes her through some tough times, but also through moments of hope, grace and humor.
Read an excerpt from Deep Down True and view the video trailer.

Learn more about the book and author at Juliette Fay's website and blog.

Visit the complete list of books in the Page 69 Test Series.

--Marshal Zeringue