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Ninety-year-old Margaret Riley is content hiding from the world. Stoic and independent, she rarely leaves the Tennessee mountaintop where she lives, finding comfort in the mystery novels that keep her company—until she spots a woman who’s moved into the long, empty house across the pond.

Her neighbor, Jennifer Young, is also looking to hide. On the run from her old life, she and her four-year-old son, Milo, have moved to a quiet town where no one from her past can find her.

In Jennifer, Margaret sees both a potential companion for her loneliness and a mystery to be solved. She thinks if she says the right thing, tells the right story, Jennifer will open up, but Jennifer refuses to talk about herself, her son, his missing father, or her past. Frustrated, Margaret crosses more and more boundaries in pursuit of the truth, threatening to unravel the new life Jennifer has so painstakingly created—and reveal some secrets of her own.

From the critically acclaimed author of The History of Us and The Myth of You and Me, The New Neighbor explores the secrets that bind people together and drive them apart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In simple, elegant language, Leah Stewart draws us to a little pond hidden away in the mountains of Tennessee…[and] never relaxes her tight focus on these complex characters.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “A promising exploration of the secrets we all carry and our refusal to forgive ourselves.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Keenly engrossing and multilayered, this mystery and literary-fiction hybrid will elicit rich book group discussions.”

    Booklist

  • “Stewart’s prose is remarkable for its well-shaped sentences and non-showy but sharp observations. Quietly incisive.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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