Della’s Deed

by Denis Gray



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/13/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781475901580
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781475901573
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 346
ISBN : 9781475901597

About the Book

Sixty-eight-year-old Della Ballad has a bad heart, but she still has a healthy outlook on life. She’s been suffering with heart disease for the last seven years; she has no intention of letting it beat her. Della plans to fight has hard as she can.

But heart disease isn’t the only battle taking place. Since childhood, Della’s daughter, Margaret, and Della’s niece, Darlene Winston, have been fighting for Della’s love. The illness has only made the situation worse. Their rivalry has permeated the Ballad family, and Della’s greatest fear is that it will destroy them when she dies. Both Margaret and Darlene will have to abide by the directives in Della’s last will and testament, a will the women believe will finally confirm whom Della loved more.

Della’s Deed examines the complex relationships found in a family structure and shows how resentment and jealousy can break a family apart, only to find common threads in reuniting for the better.

About the Author

Denis Gray is the author of two published books Lucky and Benny’s Last Blast. He lives in New York City with his wife, Barbara. This novel is also available as a play of the same title.

Charles Lilly created the cover image. He has illustrated many book covers, children’s books, magazine articles, advertising promotions, and movie posters in addition to having been an instructor at the school of Visual Arts 17 of his 41-year career. He’s been an artist living in New York City, as his 28 year old son Elliot now carries the legacy forward in Texas.