Secrets of The Glass Forest

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Fisher Swanson ’87 of Denver has published her second book, The Glass Forest. The literary suspense novel takes place in the 1960s, when 21-year-old Angie Glass is living a picturesque life in her Wisconsin hometown with her husband, Paul, and their newborn son.

Then Angie answers a phone call from Paul’s niece Ruby: Ruby’s father has reportedly killed himself and her mother is missing. Angie, Paul, and their son travel to be with Ruby, but as events unfold, Angie learns more about her husband’s complex family, putting her marriage into question.

Cynthia Fisher Swanson Glenda Cebrian Photography

A story of love, secrets, and betrayal is unveiled as the ominous truths of the Glass family are brought to light.

“Swanson uses exquisitely rendered characters and an intricately woven plot to explore the cultural and political fallout of WWII, as well as the changing role and limited rights of women in the mid–20th century,” says a Publishers Weekly review. “This intoxicating slow burn builds to a conclusion rife with shocking reveals.”

In addition, Swanson’s debut novel, The Bookseller, is expected to soon become a film starring Julia Roberts.

Published in the Summer 2019 issue

Tags: Alumni, books, mystery

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