Join us in welcoming New Hampshire author Abi Maxwell back to the bookstore for her second novel, The Den. Two girls search for their sisters -- both of whom vanished from the same New England Farm 150 years apart. Both of the missing sisters were involved in relationships no one approved of, and both of the seeking sisters are left without a good idea of what happened. Does a local myth about a family transforming into coyotes have some bearing? Are their sisters dead, destroyed by men and lust, or are they alive and thriving beyond the watchful eyes of their small town?
Abi Maxwell is the author of Lake People, and her fiction has also appeared in McSweeney's. She studied writing at the University of Montana and now lives in New Hampshire, where she grew up, with her husband and son.
"Abi Maxwell has written a lush and luminous gem of a novel: heartbreaking in some moments, heartwarming in others, and always rich with wonder and surprise. The Den is a book with depth and mystery and soul." --Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Flight Attendant
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A luminous, hypnotic story of youth, sex, and power that tells of two young women who find themselves ostracized from the same small New England community for the same reasons--though they are separated by 150 years.