The Book of Laney by Myfanwy CollinsThe Book of Laney by Myfanwy Collins

The Book of Laney

byMyfanwy Collins

Paperback | March 17, 2015

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Here and now I am in this place far away from my home. Here, with the cold wind blowing down from the north and the stars piercing through the cloudless sky. Here I am.But my story does not start here.My story starts months ago and hundreds of miles south of where I am now. My story starts in the place I used to call home. My story starts with violence and heartbreak.After her brother is involved in a grisly murder-suicide, fifteen-year-old Laney is sent to live with her grandmother in the Adirondack Mountains. Laney gradually warms to her new home-especially her relationship with a mysterious neighbor-but before she can appreciate her new life, she must uncover the secrets that have haunted her family for decades.Myfanwy Collins was born in Montreal but moved to the Adirondack Mountains in New York when she was still a child. She has since lived all over New England and worked as a waitress, a bartender, a nanny, a chambermaid, a clerk, a high school English teacher, a secretary, a ghost writer, and a traveling worker with Cirque du Soleil. She is the author of a novel,Echolocation, and a collection of short stories,I Am Holding Your Hand. Here and now I am in this place far away from my home. Here, with the cold wind blowing down from the north and the stars piercing through the cloudless sky. Here I am.But my story does not start here.My story starts months ago and hundreds of miles south of where I am now. My story starts in the place I used to call home. My story starts with violence and heartbreak.After her brother is involved in a grisly murder-suicide, fifteen-year-old Laney is sent to live with her grandmother in the Adirondack Mountains. Laney gradually warms to her new home-especially her relationship with a mysterious neighbor-but before she can appreciate her new life, she must uncover the secrets that have haunted her family for decades.Myfanwy Collins was born in Montreal but moved to the Adirondack Mountains in New York when she was still a child. She has since lived all over New England and worked as a waitress, a bartender, a nanny, a chambermaid, a clerk, a high school English teacher, a secretary, a ghost writer, and a traveling worker with Cirque du Soleil. She is the author of a novel,Echolocation, and a collection of short stories,I Am Holding Your Hand. Here and now I am in this place far away from my home. Here, with the cold wind blowing down from the north and the stars piercing through the cloudless sky. Here I am.But my story does not start here.My story starts months ago and hundreds of miles south of where I am now. My story starts in the place I used to call home. My story starts with violence and heartbreak.After her brother is involved in a grisly murder-suicide, fifteen-year-old Laney is sent to live with her grandmother in the Adirondack Mountains. Laney gradually warms to her new home-especially her relationship with a mysterious neighbor-but before she can appreciate her new life, she must uncover the secrets that have haunted her family for decades.Myfanwy Collins was born in Montreal but moved to the Adirondack Mountains in New York when she was still a child. She has since lived all over New England and worked as a waitress, a bartender, a nanny, a chambermaid, a clerk, a high school English teacher, a secretary, a ghost writer, and a traveling worker with Cirque du Soleil. She is the author of a novel,Echolocation, and a collection of short stories,I Am Holding Your Hand.
Myfanwy Collins was born in Montreal but moved to the Adirondack Mountains in New York when she was still a child. She has since lived in all over New England and worked as a waitress, a bartender, a nanny, a chambermaid, a clerk, a high school English teacher, a secretary, a ghost writer, and a traveling worker with the Cirque du Sole...
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Title:The Book of LaneyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.03 × 6.12 × 0.6 inPublished:March 17, 2015Publisher:Engine BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1938126289

ISBN - 13:9781938126284

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Myfanwy Collins writes with big-time empathy and fierce courage."—Matthew Quick, author ofThe Silver Linings Playbook andForgive Me, Leonard Peacock"InThe Book of Laney, an unsettling and redemptive novel, Myfanwy Collins fuses heartbreak and empathy to explore uncomfortable truths about teenagers, violence, and survival. An unforgettable book."—Roxane Gay, author ofAn Untamed State andBad Feminist "Myfanwy Collins writes with big-time empathy and fierce courage."—Matthew Quick, author ofThe Silver Linings Playbook andForgive Me, Leonard Peacock"InThe Book of Laney, an unsettling and redemptive novel, Myfanwy Collins fuses heartbreak and empathy to explore uncomfortable truths about teenagers, violence, and survival. An unforgettable book."—Roxane Gay, author ofAn Untamed State andBad Feminist"