The Art of Keeping Secrets

The Art of Keeping Secrets

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by Patti Callahan Henry
     
 

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Annabelle has finally made peace with the loss of her beloved husband. Until she finds out he wasn't alone when he died?

Since a plane crash killed her husband two years ago, Annabelle Murphy has found solace in raising her two children. Just when she thinks the grief is behind her, she receives the news that the wreckage of the small plane has been

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Annabelle has finally made peace with the loss of her beloved husband. Until she finds out he wasn't alone when he died?

Since a plane crash killed her husband two years ago, Annabelle Murphy has found solace in raising her two children. Just when she thinks the grief is behind her, she receives the news that the wreckage of the small plane has been discovered, and that her husband did not die alone. He was with another woman. Suddenly, Annabelle is forced to question everything she once held true.

Sophie Parker knows the woman who was on that plane. A dolphin researcher who has lived a quiet life, Sophie has never let anyone get too close. But when Annabelle shows up on Sophie's doorstep full of painful questions, both women must confront their intertwining pasts, and find the courage to face the truth.

Editorial Reviews

Mary Alice Monroe
Henry's writing is as lush and magical as the Lowcountry she loves.
Dorothea Benton Frank
A triumph!
Topsail Magazine
Storytelling is a gift, and Patti has the gift.
Rockdale Citizen
There is a new voice rising out of the South and it belongs to Patti Callahan Henry.
Charleston City Paper
Writes with a lyrical touch.
Southern Lady
Enfolds us in a story that stays with us long after we've turned the last page.
Publishers Weekly
Two years after Annabelle Murphy's husband Knox dies in a plane crash, the wreckage is found-and with him is the body of a woman. In the disappointing latest South Carolina Lowcountry saga from Henry (following Between the Tides), the firm ground under Annabelle's feet suddenly dissolves with questions as to who the woman was, and what her relationship to Knox might have been. Annabelle's teenaged daughter, Keeley, struggles with feelings of anger and betrayal; her college-aged son Jake mans up as best he can. Her close male friend, Shawn, may turn out to be something else entirely. And into all their lives comes Sofie Milstead, a sad young woman who studies dolphins, who avoids most relationships and who knew who the mysterious woman was. Sofie doesn't explain her connection to Knox until late in the story, and a sense of foreboding pervades the entire read. When all is finally explained, the payoff is meager, and a downer.
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Points North
[Has] a lasting reputation as a force to reckon with in women's contemporary fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440635779
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/03/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
129,970
File size:
410 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

Mary Alice Monroe
"Henry's writing is as lush and magical as the Lowcountry she loves."--(Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of Swimming Lessons)
Dorothea Benton Frank
"A triumph!"--(New York Times bestselling author Dorothea Benton Frank)

Meet the Author

Patti Callahan Henry lives with her husband and three children and is working on her next novel.

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Art of Keeping Secrets 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Irish_Nights More than 1 year ago
Patti Callahan Henry did not disappoint me with this book. I wasn't too sure if this would be an excellent read when I read the back of the book in Barnes & Noble, but in the first chapter, the author's writing style completely drew me in. This is a touching story perfect for book clubs or for someone looking to read a book with a realistic story and a writing style that makes you feel as if you're in the pages yourself. Patti Callahan proves one thing to me here: she possesses the art of writing a good book. I highly reccommend this book to anyone who loves Patti Callahan Henry and is looking for a page-turner with unraveling secrets in every chapter.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put this book down! There is never a slow moment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What's not to love? Great character development and a story that entertained and was at one point quite suspenseful. I liked it because it was different than most plots.
GinaPelz More than 1 year ago
This was my first Patty Callahan Henry book, it was chosen by our book club. As I wasnt to keen on the choice because it seemed like a typical topic, when I started reading it I found I couldnt put it down. I was captured by the well written and quite different story line that I'd originally expected. It was definately a quick page turner that had me quite interested to the last page. Will definately read more of this authirs writing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Art of Keeping Secrets has the same mood as all of Patti C. Henri's books but the characters are loveable and the story has it's own characteristics. Although, it was predictable and a bit lacking.
BANCHEE_READS More than 1 year ago
Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down. It reminded me a little of Adriana Trigiani's books (I've read them all). Since the previous reviewer doesn't think this is her best work, I can't wait to buy another one!
TallTina More than 1 year ago
Wonderful!
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