Circle of Animals

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About the Author

Sadie Hoagland is the author of Strange Children (Red Hen Press) and American Grief in Four Stages (West Virginia University Press), which earned a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Her second novel, Circle of Animals will be published in 2024 (Red Hen Press). Her work has been featured in The Daily Beast, Salon, Electric Literature, Mid-American Review, Foreword Reviews, Necessary Fiction, Largehearted Boy, South Dakota Review, Passages North, Five Points, The Fabulist, The South Carolina Review, Writer's Digest, Women Writers, Women's Books, and elsewhere. She has a PhD in Fiction from the University of Utah and is the recipient of several fellowships. You can visit her online at She lives with her family in Salt Lake City, Utah.


"At its heart, Circle of Animals grapples with the archaic shame of female desire, exploring how the trauma of sexual violence ripples through generations. Hoagland writes with deep empathy for her beautifully drawn characters in all their complexity; Sky and Edi are flawed, but resilient, and find in themselves and in each other a capacity for forgiveness and redemption. With the plot twists and page-turning buzz of a thriller, shimmering prose, and restrained style, Circle of Animals sinks its teeth into your bones and doesn't let you go." --Lara Ehrlich, author of Animal Wife, host of podcast Writer, Mother, Monster

"A compelling drama that deftly weaves a woman's childhood memories with the sinister dangers of cult life. Sadie Hoagland reveals a singular mother/daughter relationship in this courageous story of survival." --Robin Yeatman, author of Bookworm