The Young of Other Animals: A Novel

The Young of Other Animals: A Novel

by Chris Cander
The Young of Other Animals: A Novel

The Young of Other Animals: A Novel

by Chris Cander


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Shocking family secrets have the power to destroy—or unite—an estranged mother and daughter in an emotional and gripping novel by the author of A Gracious Neighbor.

Mayree and Paula are a mother and daughter drifting apart, separated by grief and more, after the death of Mayree’s husband.

Mayree faces a future with no income, career, or social life. Even ties with her best friend have been severed. Paula, feeling abandoned by the father she loved, is left with only a bitter mother. When Paula reveals that she narrowly escaped a violent assault, Mayree’s initial reaction is dismissal and disbelief. But as details unfold, it’s clear that it was real and not just one random night gone horribly wrong—someone is out to destroy their lives.

With each new threat from Paula’s assailant, harrowing family secrets reemerge that force the mother and daughter to confront the shared traumas of their pasts. Drawing on courage and hope, they must save the relationship they never realized they’d lost.

Reflective, suspenseful, and moving, The Young of Other Animals explores the psychic intergenerational damages that can alter relationships with loved ones forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781662515002
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2024
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 383,783
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Chris Cander is the USA Today bestselling author of the novels A Gracious Neighbor, The Weight of a Piano, Whisper Hollow, and 11 Stories, and the children’s picture book The Word Burglar. Her fiction has been published in twelve languages. A former firefighter, Cander holds a fourth dan in tae kwon do and is a certified women’s defensive tactics instructor. She lives in Houston with her husband and two children. For more information, visit

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