“An intricate tale of loyalty and betrayal, secrets and truths…LeCraw brings southern gothic to staid New England in a tale reminiscent of Pat Conroy, Anne Rivers Siddons, Anne Tyler, and Donna Tartt.”
- Booklist (starred)
“One of the finest school-set novels in recent memory.”
- The Millions (Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Preview)
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A stirring, melancholy tale of families and the secrets they dare not share, set against the cloistered backdrop of a New England boarding school.
Janice Y. K. Lee, author of The Piano Teacher
A complicated, engrossing study of characters and relationships.
LeCraw’s people are tender and they are ruthless – but mostly they are unforgettable.
Robin Black, author of Life Drawing
A family drama written like a Robert Frost poem.
Fans of boarding school novels will snap up this story of lost loves, family secrets,
and life at a New England prep school from behind the teacher’s desk.
Laurie Cavanaugh,Library Journal
A love story steeped in a brew of scholarly romance resonant of Dead Poets Society
and A Separate Peace…. it’s decadent as cake, and just as much fun to consume.
Winnipeg Free Press
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Featured by the Doubleday Book Club, Rhapsody Book Club, and
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