A young Colombian-American woman uncovers the truth about her deceased mother's secret past in this beautiful and poignant debut novel from journalist Leila Cobo.
Gabriella always loved the picture of her mother kneeling in front of a bed of roses, smiling, beautiful and impossibly happy. But then she learns that her late mother hated gardening; that she had never wanted the house in the Hollywood hills, the successful movie producer husband, and possibly, her only daughter.
When Gabriella discovers a journal--a book that begins as a new mother's letters to her baby girl, but becomes a secret diary--the final entry leaves one question unanswered: the night her mother died, was she returning to Colombia to end an affair, or was she abandoning her family for good?
Tell Me Something True is the bittersweet story of a daughter learning to see her mother as a woman, and not just a parent.