The Truth About Delilah Blue
By Tish Cohen
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061875977, 448pp.)
Publication Date: June 2010
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Delilah Blue Lovett has always been a bit of an outsider, ever since her father moved her from Toronto to L.A. when she was eight, claiming Delilah's mother no longer wanted to be part of their family. Twenty now and broke, but determined to be an artist like her errant mom, Delilah attends art class for free—by modeling nude at the front of the room, a decision that lifts the veil from her once insular world. While she struggles to find her talent, her father, her only real companion, is beginning to exhibit telltale signs of early-onset Alzheimer's. And her mother, who Delilah always assumed had selfishly abandoned them, is about to reappear with a young daughter in tow . . . and a secret that will change everything. Delilah no longer knows which parent to trust—the only one she can really rely on is the most broken person of all: herself.
In a new novel as witty, sparkling, and poignant as her acclaimed Inside Out Girl, author Tish Cohen uncovers the humor and heart within the most dysfunctional of families.
Tish Cohen is the author of the novels Inside Out Girl and Town House and a novel for teens, Little Black Lies. Having grown up in southern California and Montreal, Cohen currently lives in Toronto.
- How necessary was it for Victor Mack to keep Lila isolated from friends? Did he overreact in that regard? How do you think Lila's isolation helped or hindered their relationship?
“A beautifully written, finely wrought, race-to-the-end novel about finding your family, finding a life and finding yourself. Tish Cohen is the next great thing in women’s fiction.”
-Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The One That I Want and Time of My Life
“Cohen, who writes with clarity, wit, and warmth, is brilliant in her penetration of the family layers, presenting all sides of the drama by allowing each character to be the star of their own show. This is a book that won’t be set aside until the last page is turned.”
-Randy Susan Meyers, author of The Murder's Daughters