The Grave Of God's Daughter: A Novel

Paperback | April 12, 2005

byBrett Ellen Block

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A woman is faced with the past she's tried to put behind her only to find that what transpired in her childhood has never been further away than her own shadow.

The year is 1941. Rooted in the lonely outreaches of the Allegheny Mountains lies the town of Hyde Bend. Its heart: a steel mill; its bones: the tight community of Polish immigrants who inhabit it; and its blood: their fierce Catholic faith. But buried in the town's soul is a dangerous secret surrounding the death of a revered priest.

Upon returning to Hyde Bend, a young woman accidentally uncovers the truth behind this crime, which leads to a second murder. The town quickly erupts in fear and finger pointing. The girl is forced to unravel the now-intertwined mysteries and discovers her own family at the center. Now she must confront all she holds sacred if she is to save her family and herself in this story of lost innocence, transgression, faith, and forgiveness.

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A woman is faced with the past she's tried to put behind her only to find that what transpired in her childhood has never been further away than her own shadow.The year is 1941. Rooted in the lonely outreaches of the Allegheny Mountains lies the town of Hyde Bend. Its heart: a steel mill; its bones: the tight community of Polish immigr...

Brett Ellen Block received her undergraduate degree in fine arts from the University of Michigan. She went on to earn graduate degrees at the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the University of East Anglia's Fiction Writing Program in England. She won the Drue Heinz Literary Prize for her debut collection of short stories, Destination Known, ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.69 inPublished:April 12, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006052507X

ISBN - 13:9780060525071

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“After a well-received collection of short stories entitled Destination Known... The Grave of God’s Daughter affirms the literary promise indicated by the author’s shorter work.”