Ways to Hide in Winter

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Melville House Publishing
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6.3 X 0.9 X 9.2 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Sarah St.Vincent grew up in rural Pennsylvania and attended Swarthmore College, Harvard University, and the University of Michigan Law School. As a human rights attorney, she has advocated for survivors of domestic violence and currently researches national security and surveillance for Human Rights Watch. Ways to Hide in Winter is her first novel. She lives in New York City.


"[An] atmospheric suspense novel....Pick up now." --O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

"Ways to Hide in Winter is a taut, ferocious debut. Sarah St. Vincent is the new master teller of the tale of 'our ordinary monsters.'" --Kyle Minor, author of Praying Drunk

Winner of the 2019 Pickley Prize for Debut Novel

"The author's background as a human rights attorney and advocate for victims of domestic violence serves her well as she makes subtle connections between socio-economic powerlessness and male rage... Sensitive prose conveys both compassion and outrage in this impressive debut." --*starred* KIRKUS REVIEWS

"Oustanding... St. Vincent sensitively explores her believable characters' motives in this tightly plotted tale." --*starred* PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"This novel of suspense has many strengths... This is a book to keep one up late into the night, its considerable momentum pulling the reader toward its finale. An impressive, compelling first novel, with characters that will be missed after its conclusion." --SHELF AWARENESS

"Ways to Hide in Winter is an impressive, compelling first novel, with characters that will be missed after its conclusion." --*starred* SHELF AWARENESS

"A nuanced look at tragedy and reconciliation... Ways to Hide in Winter is an atmospheric exploration of abuse, endurance, and life-altering choices." --BOOKLIST

"A tautly plotted thriller cradled by a well of emotion." --REFINERY29

"Especially eye-opening. Ways to Hide in Winter makes it clear that you can hide for a season, but spring thaw will catch up to you eventually." --BOOKPAGE

"Written with...careful wording, rigorous research, and righteous fury." --CRIME READS

"(A) beautifully wrought debut" --CRIME READS

"A compelling mystery... The author's experience as a human rights attorney informs the drama of the novel in a convincing way." --ARKANSAS INTERNATIONAL

"Ways to Hide in Winter is all the more impressive considering that it is author Sarah St. Vincent's debut as a novelist with a genuine flair for originality and narrative driven storytelling." --MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"The tightly plotted tale combines a story of regret with the war on terror." --SOUTH FLORIDA SUN SENTINEL

"Ways To Hide In Winter gives us a human-scale drama that seems a necessary answer to action-focused war and espionage fiction; fraught and unexpected, it rightly rebuts the cliche that world events don't creep into secluded, sleepy places."--CRIMINAL ELEMENT