The Unveiling of Polly Forrest: A Mystery


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$14.99  $13.94
Lake William Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.7 inches | 0.88 pounds

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About the Author

Michol Whitney was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois, and is a certified teacher. As a teacher for over 20 years, Michol is well aware of connecting with children through storytelling and reading. She loves to read, write, and tell stories on demand. Inspired by current events, Michol uses what is happening around her for teaching moments and writing material. She believes that reading and writing allow children and adults to escape and enter imagination and wonderment. Michol Whitney is the founding visionary of the Write 2 Read Right literacy program and the author of the Nova 2020 commemorative book series for children.


"A skilled paean to secrets, sibling rivalry, and rural traditions."

--Laura Munson, New York Times bestselling author

"Accident, suicide, or murder? After the death of a local man, the police - and readers - must watch for clues in this intriguing mystery set during the desperate times of the Great Depression. The Unveiling of Polly Forrest will leave you guessing until the last pages."

--Janet Skeslien Charles, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Library

"Charlotte Whitney delivers another exceptional historical fiction novel set in the farm country of Middle America during the Great Depression. Thoroughly researched and brilliantly written, The Unveiling of Polly Forrest is a riveting mystery that will keep you guessing with each chapter until the end."

--Todd Holmes, PhD, Historian, Oral History Center, University of California, Berkeley

"This very well-researched, multi-narrator mystery provides a window into 1930s rural Michigan, complete with terrible violence, heartbreaking despair, a nefarious crime, and abiding hope."

--Karen Odden, USA Today bestselling author of Down a Dark River

"Full of unexpected twists, The Unveiling of Polly Forest is a mystery that keeps the reader guessing. Whitney brings history to life with authentic details of Depression era farm life, and characters who show their complicated humanity. A rich and satisfying read."

--Rae Meadows, author of Motherland and I Will Send Rain

"Charlotte Whitney's new novel, The Unveiling of Polly Forrest is an atmospheric mystery set in the rural Midwest during the Great Depression. Whitney does a masterful job immersing the reader inside the lives of family members dealing with a tragic death."

--Nicole Bokat, author of What Matters Most and The Happiness Thief

"This vividly-crafted, pastoral coming-of-age drew me in from the turn of the first page. I remained spellbound watching young Polly spiral into a dark and tangled web of lies as she courageously battles for the truth while her self-worth and freedom hang in the balance."

--Suzanne Simonetti, author of The Sound of Wings