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Critical Praise

The story of an emotionally distant family as it struggles to come to grips with changing dynamics and the mysterious death of a young mother many years ago[...] De Rosnay’s writing is eloquent and beautiful, and her characterizations are both honest and dead-on[...]


A SECRET KEPT is a beautiful and haunting exploration of wanting --- and not wanting --- to understand one's past, of learning to see parents as individuals, whether the parents in question are our own or ourselves.

—Erica Bauermeister, bestselling author of THE SCHOOL OF ESSENTIAL INGREDIENTS

In A SECRET KEPT, Tatiana de Rosnay takes us on a journey to that haunted place where the past seeps into the present, where memory appears and disappears, and where healing seems always out of reach. With her lyrical prose and her gift for creating deeply sympathetic characters, de Rosnay has given us a hopeful story, as addictive as it is moving.

—Diane Chamberlain, New York Times bestselling author of SUMMER’S CHILD