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Ethan Joella

Biography

Ethan Joella

Ethan Joella teaches English and psychology at the University of Delaware and specializes in community writing workshops. His work has appeared in River TeethThe Cimarron Review, The MacGuffin, Delaware Beach Life and Third Wednesday. He is the author of A LITTLE HOPE, which was a Read with Jenna Bonus Selection, and A QUIET LIFE. He lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, with his wife and two daughters.

Ethan Joella

Books by Ethan Joella

by Ethan Joella - Fiction, Literary Fiction

Three generations of Schmidts have run their family’s beachfront restaurant and Jack has been at the helm since the death of his father. Jack puts the demands of the restaurant above all else, with a string of failed relationships, no hobbies and no days off as proof of his commitment to the place. He can’t remember the last time he sat on the beach, or even enjoyed a moment to himself. Meanwhile, the DelDine group has been gradually snapping up beloved eateries along this stretch of coast and are pursuing Jack with a very generous offer to take Schmidt’s off his hands. Jack wonders if closing the door on the restaurant might open a new window for him. But who would he be without Schmidt’s, and can he trust DelDine’s claims that they will continue to employ his staff and honor his family’s legacy?

by Ethan Joella - Fiction

Chuck Ayers can’t decide if he should make the annual trip to Hilton Head without his late wife, Cat. Ella Burke works two jobs to make ends meet and fill the hours while she waits for news about her missing daughter. Kirsten Bonato put her aspirations for veterinary school aside after her father’s sudden death and finds comfort working at an animal shelter. These three individuals’ stories intersect in surprising and heartwarming ways as each person discovers how to move forward with their lives.

by Ethan Joella - Fiction

Freddie and Greg Tyler seem to have it all: a comfortable home, a beautiful young daughter, a bond that feels unbreakable. But when Greg is diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer, the sense of certainty they once knew evaporates. Throughout their town, friends and neighbors face the most difficult of life’s challenges and are figuring out how to survive thanks to love, grace and hope.