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A Hawk in the Woods by Carrie Laben

When newscaster Abby Waite is diagnosed with a potentially terminal illness, she decides to do the logical thing… break her twin sister Martha out of prison and hit the road. Their destination is the Waite family cabin in Minnesota where Abby plans a family reunion of sorts. But when you come from a family where your grandfather frequently took control of your body during your youth, where your mother tried to inhabit your mind and suck your youthful energies out of you, and where so many dark secrets–and bodies, even–are buried, such a family meeting promises to be nothing short of complicated…

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Carrie Laben is the author of the novel A HAWK IN THE WOODS as well as many essays and works of short fiction. After initially studying biology at Cornell University, she received an MFA from the University of Montana and now resides in Queens, New York. Her accolades include the Shirley Jackson Award for her short story “Postcards from Natalie” and residencies at the MacDowell Colony and Brush Creek.