Ann Leary has published two previous books, AN INNOCENT, A BROAD and OUTTAKES FROM A MARRIAGE, as well as short fiction and journalism in Ploughshares among others. She is also the co-host of the weekly NPR radio show “Hash Hags.” Ms. Leary lives in Roxbury, Connecticut, with four dogs, three horses, and her husband, the actor Denis Leary.
Ann Leary tells the story of a friendship between two women who give their small New England town plenty to talk about. Hildy Good is a recovering alcoholic, while newcomer Rebecca McAllister is on the brink of a scandal. When Hildy intervenes to protect Rebecca’s reputation, the two women find their secrets entwined and the power of small town gossip becomes all too real.