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The Glass Forest - Cynthia Swanson  - <span class="date-display-single">10/20/2019 - 10:30am</span>

The Glass Forest

10/20/2019 - 10:30am

Central Library - The Bubbler

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.  

Cynthia Swanson

About Presenter Cynthia Swanson


Cynthia Swanson is the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller, which is soon to be a motion picture starring Julia Roberts. An Indie Next selection and the winner of the 2016 WILLA Award for Historical Fiction, The Bookseller was also nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award and the MPIBA Reading the West Award. Cynthia's second novel, the USA Today bestseller The Glass Forest, released from Simon & Schuster in 2018. Cynthia's novels have been translated into eighteen languages. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.


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