Posted By trish on March 27, 2010
Delilah Blue has always been a bit of an outsider, ever since she moved from Toronto to Los Angeles when she was eight. Twenty now, and desperate to become an artist like her long-lost mother but unable to pay for classes, she takes a job as an art model so she can learn from the professors as the students draw parts of her she’d much rather keep under wraps.
Her only real companion in life is her father, a dapper, single salesman. But as he’s entered his mid-fifties, he has begun to forget simple tasks and is often disoriented—telltale signs of early-onset Alzheimer’s. The disease presents itself just as Delilah’s long-estranged mother, who Delilah always believed selfishly abandoned the family, reenters the scene and reveals a secret about the past that will permanently change their lives.
Told with wit and poignancy, The Truth About Delilah Blue showcases Tish Cohen’s wonderfully addictive storytelling and characters you won’t soon forget.
Tish Cohen is the author of Town House, a 2008 finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize Best First Book Award (Canada and Caribbean region), and in development as a feature film with Fox 2000. The film is being produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free and will be directed by John Carney, the award-winning, critically acclaimed director of Once. Production is set to begin in New England in 2008. Town House was released to massive media interest in Canada, has been published in Italy, and will be released in Germany in April 2009.
Cohen has also written the preteen novel The Invisible Rules of Zoe Lama, a bestseller in Canada, which was published in 2007. The sequel, The One and Only Zoe Lama, will be published in summer 2008.The Zoe Lama series is in development as a live action TV series with 9Story Entertainment.
Cohen has contributed articles to some of Canada’s largest newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and The National Post. Having grown up in Los Angeles and Orange County in California, and Montreal, Cohen now calls Toronto home. Inside Out Girl is Cohen’s second novel for adults.
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Tuesday, June 8th: Confessions of a Bookaholic
Monday, June 14th: Chefdruk Musings
Wednesday, June 16th: Books By Their Cover
Thursday, June 17th: Cindy’s Love of Books
Tuesday, June 22nd: Crazy for Books
Wednesday, June 23rd: Books Like Breathing
Thursday, June 24th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Monday, June 28th: Take Me Away
Tuesday, June 29th: Galleysmith
Wednesday, June 30th: Write Meg
Thursday, July 1st: 1330v