So, here’s the thing.
I kinda feel bad for some of you.
Why? Because I don’t see enough of Lea Gellers books being shared on here, and that must mean you don’t know of her books or have yet to read them – and THAT, my friends, is a TRAVESTY.
If you want snark. She brings it. Relatability? Check. Humor & heart? All. Day. Long.
When a series of crazy unexpected curveballs happen to Bells and her family, they must relocate from NYC to an upstate NY kombucha loving hipster town. How will she survive? By writing an anonymous gossip blog of course!
“This engrossing romp makes for delightfully voyeuristic commentary on wealthy upstate life.”
The blog quickly goes viral and the moms of Dutchess County are not happy. Bells finally feels seen as those likes and comments multiply (I think we can totally relate no?!) but will this explosion of anonymous fame end up blowing up in her face?
Refreshing and witty, insightful and authentic, The Truth and Other Hidden Things has something for everyone … and everyone needs some Lea Geller in their life. ❤️
This book is available now! Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours and @amazonpublishing for the gifted book.
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (April 6, 2021)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 311 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1542026539
- ISBN-13 : 978-1542026536
- Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
About the Book:
A freshly funny and heartfelt novel about one woman’s secret life, the stories she tells, and the thrill and notoriety of being noticed.
On the same day Bells Walker learns that her IUD has failed, her husband, Harry, is denied tenure at his Manhattan university. So Bells, Harry, their two adolescent children, and her baby bump move to New York’s Hudson Valley, where Harry has landed a job at Dutchess College in the town of Pigkill.
When the farm-to-table utopia Bells envisioned is anything but, she turns to the blogosphere. Under the pen name the County Dutchess, she anonymously dishes about life in Pigkill, detailing the activities of hypercompetitive parents and kombucha-drinking hipsters. Suddenly, Bells has a place to say all the things she’s been secretly thinking about being a wife and mother. As Bells turns the focus of her blog on her new neighbors, her readership continues to grow, but her scandalous posts hit closer to home: she puts Harry’s new job in jeopardy, derails her children’s lives, and risks the one real friendship she’s built.
When Bells uncovers scandals right under her nose, the Dutchess goes viral, and soon everyone is asking, Who is the County Dutchess? Now Bells has to ask herself if it’s worth losing the people closest to her to finally feel noticed by everyone else.
About The Author:
Lea Geller is the author of Trophy Life. A recipient of the 2019 Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College, she began her writing career by blogging about her adventures in the trenches of parenting. Lea lives in New York with her husband and children, for whom she frequently wakes up and makes several separate breakfasts. When Lea’s not writing and eavesdropping on her children, she can be found running, gardening, drinking diner coffee, and occasionally teaching middle school English. She is a graduate of Columbia University and Stanford Law School.