The Secret

The Secret

by Eva Hoffman
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The Secret by Eva Hoffman

Iris Surrey has a secret.

Iris Surrey is a secret.

An only child, Iris lives with her mother in a rambling house in a small midwestern town. Her mother is everything: provider, confidante, friend. But at seventeen, Iris begins to question their nearly symbiotic relationship—and the noticeable lack of others in their sheltered world. Where is Iris’s father? Where are her grandparents? What is her mother keeping from her? When she stumbles upon the explosive truth, Iris begins a monumental journey of self-discovery—one that will throw everything she has ever known into turmoil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780345465368
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/27/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Eva Hoffman was born in Krakow, Poland, and emigrated to America in her teens. She is the author of Lost in Translation, Exit Into History, Shtetl, The Secret, and After Such Knowledge. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Whiting Award, and an award from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Hoffman lives in London.

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The Secret 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eva Hoffman writes like an angel--that she has proven several times over, in her five non-fiction books. But now she steps into fiction as if into a garment that was meant to fit. Her characters are rich and alive, her descriptions are crystal-clear and the plot is absolutely page-turning and haunting. I'm not sure how much secret of "The Secret" I can give away, but rather than spoiling things I'll just say it touches on genetics and science, on the future, and family, on mother/child bonds and the nature of identity. A beautifully conceived and beautifully written book. --Liz Rosenberg
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