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Sometimes the smallest secret creates the biggest ripple of trouble.


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When she holds the key to the one case he couldn’t solve, he must choose justice or love.


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They must risk everything-- before it’s too late…


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A meeting of minds…But a most unsuitable match!


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He has nothing and everything to lose…


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His former lover has returned with an explosive secret.


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Betty
Tiffany McDaniel

Knopf
August 2020
On Sale: August 18, 2020
480 pages
ISBN: 052565707X
EAN: 9780525657071
Kindle: B07ZC7SV5H
Hardcover / e-Book
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Women's Fiction Contemporary

A stunning, lyrical novel set in the rolling foothills of the Appalachians in which a young girl discovers stark truths that will haunt her for the rest of her life.

"A girl comes of age against the knife."

So begins the story of Betty Carpenter. Born in a bathtub in 1954 to a Cherokee father and white mother, Betty is the sixth of eight siblings. The world they inhabit is one of poverty and violence--both from outside the family, and also, devastatingly, from within. The lush landscape, rich with birdsong, wild fruit, and blazing stars, becomes a kind of refuge for Betty, but when her family's darkest secrets are brought to light, she has no choice but to reckon with the brutal history hiding in the hills, as well as the heart-wrenching cruelties and incredible characters she encounters in her rural town of Breathed, Ohio.

But despite the hardship she faces, Betty is resilient. Her curiosity about the natural world, her fierce love for her sisters, and her father's brilliant stories are kindling for the fire of her own imagination, and in the face of all she bears witness to, Betty discovers an escape: she begins to write. She recounts the horrors of her family's past and present with pen and paper and buries them deep in the dirt--moments that have stung her so deeply, she could not tell them, until now.

Inspired by generations of her family and dedicated to her mother, Tiffany McDaniel sets out to free the past by telling this heartbreaking yet magical story--a remarkable novel that establishes her as one of the freshest and most important voices in American fiction.

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