Mitzi Bytes: A Novel

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HarperCollins, Mar 14, 2017 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A Toronto Star Most Anticipated Book of the Year

“Entertaining, engaging and timely, Mitzi Bytes is a pleasure to read from start to finish.” —Toronto Star

A secret life is never secret for long.

Back at the beginning of the new millennium, when the Internet was still unknown territory, Sarah started an anonymous blog documenting her return to the dating scene after a devastating divorce. The blog was funny, brutally honest and sometimes outrageous. Readers loved it. Through her blog persona, “Mitzi Bytes,” Sarah not only found her feet again, but she found her voice.

Fifteen years later, Sarah is happily remarried with children and she’s still blogging, but nobody IRL (in real life)—not even her husband or best friends—knows about Mitzi. None of them knows that Sarah has been mining their deepest feelings and confessions and sharing these stories with the world. Which means that Sarah is in serious trouble when threatening emails arrive from the mysterious Jane Q. Guess what, the first one says. You’re officially found out.

As she tries to find out Jane Q’s identity before her secret online self is revealed to everyone, Sarah starts to discover that her loved ones have secrets of their own, and that stronger forces than she imagined are conspiring to turn her world upside down.

A grown-up Harriet the Spy for the digital age, Mitzi Bytes examines the bonds of family and friendship, and the truths we dare tell about ourselves—and others.

 

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Sarah Lundy's life looks pretty simple from the outside. Happily married to her husband with two rambunctious daughters and a circle of close friends she loves it appears uncomplicated. What no one ... Read full review

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About the author (2017)

KERRY CLARE is a National Magazine Award–nominated writer and the editor of the essay anthology The M Word: Conversations About Motherhood. Her essays, reviews and short fiction have appeared most recently in The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, Joyland and Canadian Notes & Queries. Kerry teaches blogging at the University of Toronto and writes about books and reading at her popular website, PickleMeThis.com. She is also editor at 49thshelf.com.

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