These Things Hidden
By Heather Gudenkauf
(Mira Books, Paperback, 9780778304371)
Publication Date: March 2011
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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the February 2011 Indie Next List
“Allison Glenn has just been released from prison for a heinous crime committed when she was 16. Now 21, she is returning to her hometown, Linden Falls, to try and make reparations with her parents and Brynn, her sister, who was with her the night of the crime. A story too often seen in the news is shared anew in this powerful novel of family responsibility, which demonstrates that the choices one makes will affect oneself and others for a lifetime.”
-- Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
In the small Iowa town of Linden Falls, popular teenager Allsion Glenn is arrested for murdering her newborn daughter. Within days an infant boy is found on the doorstep of the local hospital safe havens program. And even though the child, Joshua, finds a home with a loving and deserving couple, the harrowing truth about his origins remains a mystery. Five years later, Allison is living in a halfway house and trying to reconnect with her sister. But the past cannot be forgotten, and the consequences of that night finally bring the two sisters together, once-hidden secrets come to light, and each must confront their long-buried demons that hold the key to unlocking Joshua's past.