What We Hide

What We Hide Cover

What We Hide

By Marthe Jocelyn

Wendy Lamb Books, Hardcover, 9780385738477, 277pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 2014


An engrossing novel-in-stories that paints a tapestry of secrets and lies: why we keep them, why we tell them, and what happens next.
Americans Jenny and her brother, Tom, are off to England: Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at a boarding school, Illington Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally stand out, so accidentally, on purpose, she tells a lie.
In the small world of Ill Hall, everyone has something to hide. Jenny pretends she has a boyfriend. Robbie and Luke both pretend they don't. Brenda won't tell what happened with the school doctor. Nico wants to keep his mother's memoir a secret. Percy is hush-hush about his famous dad. Oona lies to everyone. Penelope lies only to herself.
Deftly told from multiple points of view in various narrative styles, including letters and movie screenplays, "What We Hide"is provocative, honest, oftenfunny, and always intriguing.
Poignant and often witty. "Kirkus Reviews"
An evocative representation of the tumultuous 60s. "Publishers Weekly"
Juicy, fast-paced. "SLJ"

About the Author
MARTHE JOCELYN is the author of several award-winning novels, and has also written and illustrated picture books. Her novels for Wendy Lamb Books include "Folly, Would You, "and "How It Happened in Peach Hill. "She lives in Stratford, Ontario.