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THE UNDERSIDE OF JOY

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A poignant debut about mothers, secrets and sacrifices.When Ella is suddenly widowed (Joe has drowned in a freak accident) she reacts as any young woman would—disbelief mixed with a frantic need to keep things normal for their two small children. But on the tail of grief comes disaster: she didn't know their Italian grocery is nearing bankruptcy and the children's mother has come to reclaim them ... Read full review

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User Review  - shesinplainview - LibraryThing

This story started out interesting but midway through it became so-so and ended up being completely predictable. Also so there's nothing positive to say about the writing style, there is none. Read full review

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User Review  - lindap69 - LibraryThing

Joe Jr's death starts a series of unforeseen events for Ella who thought her life was so idllyic. This story is a true testament to the concept that there are no simple answers and each one of us is a ... Read full review

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User Review  - teeth - LibraryThing

This is the story of Ella who is fighting for custody of her step-children after the unexpected death of her husband. Read full review

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