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The Art of Keeping Secrets
     

The Art of Keeping Secrets

by Patti Callahan Henry
 

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Since a solo 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 news that the wreckage of the 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

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Since a solo 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 news that the wreckage of the 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.

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

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Praise for Patti Callahan Henry and her novels

“A Southern woman’s journey into truth. An emotionally intense, beautiful, and unforgettable novel. I loved it.”—Robyn Carr, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Virgin River novels

“Patti Callahan Henry’s writing is as lush and magical as the Lowcountry she loves.”—Mary Alice Monroe, New York Times bestselling author of A Lowcountry Wedding

“The sea sings in every syllable.”—Anne Rivers Siddons, New York Times bestselling author of The Girls of August

“A lyrical exploration of love and longing, secrets and suspicion, and family and friendship.”―Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Weekenders

“Patti Callahan Henry asks the big, equivocal questions about what it means to be a mother, a child, a family, and the answers she finds in And Then I Found You will surprise you, provoke you, and rearrange your heart.”—Jacquelyn Mitchard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Two If by Sea

“This is everything you expect from Patti Callahan Henry—lyrical writing, characters worth rooting for, a sure-footed belief in the power of goodness—plus a twisty plot that will keep the pages turning long into the night.”—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of The Opposite of Everyone

“Patti Callahan Henry understands the delicate balance of power inside a marriage.”—Sara Gruen, New York Times bestselling author of At the Water’s Edge

“This tale of a Lowcountry woman’s reblossoming will touch your heart and make you wonder about long-forgotten possibilities waiting to be rediscovered in your own family and soul.”—The Charleston Post and Courier (SC)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441862167
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
11/30/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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 is a full-time writer, wife and mother and the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels with Penguin/NAL, including The Art of Keeping Secrets, Driftwood Summer and The Perfect Love Song: A Holiday Story. She lives with her husband and three children outside Atlanta on the Chattahoochee River, where she is working on her next novel.

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