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Prayers and Lies

(2011)
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"A touching examination of all the different kinds of love: between friends, between sisters, and above all, for one's family."
T Greenwood


When seven-year-old Bethany meets her six-year-old cousin Reana Mae, it's the beginning of a kinship of misfits that saves both from a bone-deep loneliness. Every summer, Bethany and her family leave Indianapolis for West Virginia's Coal River Valley. For Bethany's mother, the trips are a reminder of the coalmines and grinding poverty of her childhood, of a place she'd hoped to escape. But her loving relatives, and Bethany's friendship with Reana Mae, keep them coming back.

But as Bethany grows older, she realizes that life in this small, close-knit community is not as simple as she once thought. . .that the riverside cabins that hold so much of her family's history also teem with scandalous whispers. . .and that those closest to her harbor unimaginable secrets. Amid the dense woods and quiet beauty of the valley, these secrets are coming to light at last, with a force devastating enough to shatter lives, faith, and the bond that Bethany once thought would last forever.

Spanning four decades, Sherri Wood Emmons' debut is a haunting, captivating novel about the unexpected, sometimes shocking events that thrust us into adulthood--and the connections that keep us tethered, always, to our pasts.

 
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Hardback Editions

2011 : USA Hardback
Title: Prayers and Lies
Author(s): Sherri Wood Emmons
ISBN: 1-61129-251-4 / 978-1-61129-251-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kiesington Publishing Company
Availability: Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2011 : USA Paperback
Title: Prayers and Lies
Author(s): Sherri Wood Emmons
ISBN: 0-7582-5324-9 / 978-0-7582-5324-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: Prayers and Lies
Author(s): Sherri Wood Emmons
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: Prayers and Lies
Author(s): Sherri Wood Emmons
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Prayers and Lies
Author(s): Sherri Wood Emmons
Publisher: Kensington
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