Discovery Monday: The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly

When facing a new week, you deserve a new book! This week on ‘Discovery Monday’ we feature Stephanie Oakes' debut novel The Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly.

An emotionally raw debut about the dangers of blind faith-and the power of having faith in oneself

The cult known as the Community has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too.

Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something-but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of-if she's willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.

With a harrowing poetic voice, this page-turner is perfect for readers who like their novels dark and smart.

The audiobook is narrated by Morgan Hallett. Hear an excerpt! 


Look for Stephanie Oakes' second YA book this fall! The Arsonist weaves together three points of view in a story that's part Cold War mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely unputdownable.






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