"A taut, compelling family tale." -Kirkus Reviews
Millington Valley is a quintessential small Pennsylvania town: families go back generations. Football rules. Kids drink while adults look the other way. High school is a whirlwind of aspiration and rivalry, friendship and jealousy.
When smart and pretty Molly Hanover moves to town and attracts the attention of the football team's hero, Wade Thornton--a nice guy with a bad drinking habit--longtime friendships are threatened and a popular cheerleader tries to turn the school against Molly.
The young couple's future is shattered when Wade, drunk, wrecks his truck and Molly is thrown through the windshield. She wakes from a coma to find her beauty marred and her memory full of holes. As she struggles to heal, she becomes sure that something terrible happened before the accident. And there is somebody in the valley who doesn't want her to remember.
About the Author
Heather Christie is the award-winning author of the novel, What The Valley Knows. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Writer's Digest, Scary Mommy, and Elephant Journal. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College and she is a doctoral student at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. Heather lives outside of Reading, PA with her family. She loves to read, run, drink tea, and make Sunday dinner. Visit her website at www.HeatherChristieBooks.com.
"A drama to pull at your heart-strings." -IndieReader
***National Indie Excellence AwardsYoung Adult Winner***
***Readers' Favorite Gold Medal Young Adult - Coming of Age***
***Maxy Awards Young Adult Winner***