“Myfanwy Collins writes with big-time empathy and fierce courage.” — Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook and Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
“In The Book of Laney, an unsettling and redemptive novel, Myfanwy Collins fuses heartbreak and empathy to explore uncomfortable truths about teenagers, violence, and survival. An unforgettable book.” — Roxane Gay, author of An Untamed State and Bad Feminist
After her brother is involved in a grisly murder-suicide, fifteen-year-old Laney is sent to live with her grandmother in the Adirondack Mountains. Laney gradually warms to her new home—especially her relationship with a mysterious neighbor—but before she can appreciate her new life, she must uncover the secrets that have haunted her family for decades.
Myfanwy Collins lives in Massachusetts with her husband and son. Her work has been published in The Kenyon Review, PANK Magazine, AGNI, Cream City Review, and elsewhere. Her debut novel, Echolocation, was published by Engine Books in 2012.