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The glass forest : a novel

by Swanson, Cynthia, 1965-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 16 Libraries 16 of 18 copies
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Summary
"[A] triumph. Swanson is a name to be considered among the likes of Gillian Flynn, Chris Pavone, and Laura Lippman" ( Library Journal , starred review).

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths.

In the autumn of 1960, Angie Glass is living an idyllic life in her Wisconsin hometown. At twenty-one, she's married to charming, handsome Paul, and has just given birth to a baby boy. But one phone call changes her life forever.

When Paul's niece, Ruby, reports that her father, Henry, has committed suicide, and that her mother, Silja, is missing, Angie and Paul drop everything and fly to the small upstate town of Stonekill, New York to be by Ruby's side.

Angie thinks they're coming to the rescue of Paul's grief-stricken young niece, but Ruby is a composed and enigmatic seventeen-year-old who resists Angie's attempts to nurture her. As Angie learns more about the complicated Glass family, staying in Henry and Silja's eerie and ultra-modern house on the edge of the woods, she begins to question the very fabric of her own marriage.

Through Silja's flashbacks, Angie's discovery of astonishing truths, and Ruby's strategic dissection of her parents' state of affairs, a story of love, secrets, and ultimate betrayal is revealed.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In 1960, Angela Glass is living in Wisconsin, the happy young wife of handsome Paul, and the mother of baby boy PJ. Then her world turns upside down. Ruby, Angie and Paul's 17-year-old niece, calls saying that her father, Henry, Paul's older brother, is dead, presumably a suicide, and her mother, Silja, has run away. Angie insists that she and PJ accompany Paul to Ruby's house in the woods of upstate New York to comfort and assist Ruby at this difficult time. Flashbacks describe the marriage of Henry and Silja, and the change in its course after Henry returned from the war, badly wounded, in 1945. Then Henry stayed at home, caring for Ruby and doing odd jobs, while Silja had an increasingly responsible career, a pattern that put them at odds with their community and spawned secrets that surrounded the family. But those secrets are revealed to Angie gradually, in time for her to do what she must for herself and her son. A haunting novel from the author of The Bookseller (2015).--Leber, Michele Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Swanson follows her bestselling debut, The Bookseller, with a stunning suspense novel set in 1960. According to 17-year-old Ruby Glass, her father, Henry, poisoned himself after her mother, Silja, walked out on them. Henry's brother, Paul, and Paul's new bride, Angie, travel to Stonekill, N.Y., with their infant son in order to settle Henry's affairs and support their niece. Angie, who's 21, can't fathom how any woman could abandon her family and is determined to befriend and comfort Ruby, but Ruby keeps Angie at arm's length and seems unexpectedly composed. When the police reveal that Henry may have been murdered, and the locals start telling sordid stories about him and his relatives, Angie does some digging and realizes how little she knows about the Glasses-including Paul. Swanson uses exquisitely rendered characters and an intricately woven plot to explore the cultural and political fallout of WWII, as well as the changing role and limited rights of women in the mid-20th century. This intoxicating slow burn builds to a conclusion rife with shocking reveals. Agent: Susanna Einstein, Einstein Literary Management. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Families -- Fiction.
Young women -- Fiction.
Suicide -- Fiction.
Missing persons -- Fiction.
Family secrets -- Fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First Touchstone hardcover edition.
Language English
Description 340 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781501172090
1501172093
9781501172106
1501172107
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