The Underside of JoyLarge Print - 2012
To Ella Beene, happiness is living in the northern California river town of Elbow with her husband, Joe, and his two young children. Then one day Joe breaks his own rule, never turn your back on the ocean, and a sleeper wave strikes, drowning not only the man but his many secrets. For three years Ella has been mother to his kids, believing that their mother, Paige, abandoned them. Then Paige shows up at the funeral to reclaim the children.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2012
Edition: LARGE PRINT ED
Characteristics: 455 p. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Underside of joy : a novel