Release Date: April 9, 2019
Agnes is fortunate to have the dream life that most women desire. Her loving husband, Jack, is successful and generously provides for her and their infant daughter, Grace. She lives on the beach in Santa Monica and spends her days practicing yoga. She also has full-time help to run her home and care for her daughter. She has lots of flexibility to spend time with her friends and family.
This happy life comes to an abrupt halt when Jack doesn’t arrive for their usual couples massage. Agnes is informed by Jack’s best friend that he has business troubles and will be away for an undetermined amount of time. She also learns that her house and cars are being repossessed and there is no money to pay the staff. While their finances are in flux, a job has been secured for Agnes in New York City. She will teach at an all-boys middle school and will receive a modest housing allowance. Confused and angry about her husband’s dishonesty, she is forced to move forward and make some important decisions about her life.
This is a debut novel by Lea Geller. ”Trophy Life” is an enjoyable story covering motherhood, friendship, and self-discovery. While reading this book, you can’t help getting pulled into Agnes’ world and all the obstacles she must overcome.