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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train comes a novel about buried secrets and the redemptive power of forgiveness.

Cassie Simon is a struggling artist living in New York City. When she receives a call from a magistrate telling her she has inherited sixty acres of land in Sweetwater, Tennessee, from her grandfather—whom she never knew—she takes it as a sign: it’s time for a change. She moves to the small Southern town where her mother Ellen grew up—and where she died tragically when Cassie was three years old.

From the moment she arrives in Sweetwater, Cassie is overwhelmed by the indelible mark her mother’s memory left behind. As she delves into the thicket of mystery that surrounds her mother’s death, Cassie begins to discover the desperate measures of which the human heart is capable.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Evocative.”

    New York Times

  • “A compelling psychological study of bitterness, guilt, and fear.”

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution

  • “[An] impressive first novel.”

    Orlando Sentinel

  • “A captivating read…Kline perfectly renders each woman’s voice: Cassie’s, probing and often uncertain, propels the narrative and creates an appropriate level of psychological suspense; the grandmother’s quavers with the weight of memory…The result is a powerful, immensely readable tale of loyalty and betrayal, family and memory, made fresh by Kline’s often beautiful and always lucid prose.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] novel of self-discovery…YAs who like a little romance and mystery mixed together will enjoy this gentle story.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Kline reveals the overlapping stories of Cassie and her grandmother Clyde with grace and intuition, articulating an entire spectrum of passions from lust, jealousy, and hate to love and forgiveness.”


  • “Amy Rubinate hits a home run narrating this story of the destructive power of family secrets. Rubinate gives a spot-on papery thinness to the Southern voice of fragile Grandmother Clyde, whose perspective forms half of the book, and a younger, clipped, soft but determined voice to granddaugher Cassie, whose perspective forms the other half. Rubinate’s portrayal of Grandfather Clyde perfectly captures the roughness and despondence of an elderly, used-up, angry, and regretful drunk…A well-presented audiobook.”


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